On Sept. 7, 2021, at 2:20 p.m., the City of Santa Clara’s Public Safety Dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls from community members.
According to the callers to 9-1-1, a male subject walked onto the Bowers Elementary School campus on the 2700 block of Barkley Avenue as students were being released from school. A staff member noted the subject was acting erratically and began approaching children. The staff member intercepted the subject and got into a physical altercation with the subject. The subject then attempted to gain access at a different part of the school and got into another physical altercation with another staff member. Several parents witnessed the altercations and helped to restrain the subject until the Santa Clara Police Department officers arrived.
On police arrival, the subject was quickly taken into custody without further incident. Meanwhile, detectives are leading this active investigation. Preliminarily, there does not appear to be any connection between the subject and any students or staff on campus.
There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.
Staff and the parent community at Bowers Elementary School are being commended for their quick action to keep the students safe during this incident.
Police identified and arrested:
Subject: Kyle Quintero
Residence: San Jose and Santa Clara
Charges: 240/242(A) PC – Battery – three counts and 626.8(a)(4) PC – Willful disruption of any pupil on a school campus
This incident serves as a reminder to call the Police Department and report any suspicious behavior or activity. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency situations, call (408) 615-5580.
Date of Occurrence: Sept. 7, 2021
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Incident: Battery on a school campus
Case Number: P2109070089
Location: 2700 block of Barkley Avenue