Red flag law used in 6 recent Bay Area school gun threats
People make signs before the start of a March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, California, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. - Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group/TNS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The day after an 18-year-old fatally shot 19 young pupils and two teachers at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and reignited the nation’s firearms debate, Los Gatos police said a middle school boy claiming access to guns had threatened to “shoot up the school.” Later that day, police arrived at his father’s home with a court order to seize any firearms and left with the man’s shotgun. It was one of a half a dozen times in just the past six months that police in Santa Clara County used the state’s “red flag law” to head off threats of potentially deadly school shootings. W...