FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A 23-year-old has been booked into the Fresno County Jail after he made threats against three local high schools, according to the Fresno Police Department.

On Tuesday, officials announced that 23-year-old Jose Luis Castaneda was arrested for making threats against Edison High School, Fresno High School, and Bullard High School.

“These people that commit them know nothing is going to happen,” said Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp.

Smittcamp believes Fresno County schools have experienced an increase in threats this year because the people calling in the threats do not receive punishments that match the severity of their crime.

“We don’t have a felony count that specifically addresses a threat to a school. There are very few crimes that we have that we can attach to this,” she said.

Smittcamp believes adults who make school shooting threats should be charged with a felony and then given mental health treatment.

“If they go along with that, get the treatment that they want, and the doctors say they’re better, then we always have the ability to reduce that to a misdemeanor later,” she said.

Investigators said Castaneda had tried to hide his identity and phone information while making the calls, but they were able to identify him as the suspect.

Castaneda was found at an apartment complex near Dakota and Hughes avenues and placed under arrest. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of making criminal threats, which is a felony crime.

Officials said they are continuing to investigate the incident.