Law Enforcement Investigate Multiple False Threats Against Santa Clarita Schools
- By Sherelle Black
- November 18, 2019
Still dealing with the Thursday’s mass shooting at Saugus High School, the Santa Clarita Valley Station detectives and school resource deputies are having to also investigate “multiple false threats against local schools.”
"The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Santa Clarita Valley Station Detectives and School Resource Deputies are vigorously investigating and conducting threat assessments on all social media threats against the local schools that have been circulating on the internet and/or provided to them by concerned residents and parents," the department announced Sunday morning.
Officials stated they have found none of the threats to be credible.
“The threat assessments consist of investigative methods to track down the origin of posted online threats. The conclusions are based on thorough and responsible investigations," the press release stated.
Although none of the threats have proved to be credible, the sheriff’s office said they will send additional officers to local schools within the Santa Clarita Valley.
Saugus High School will remain closed until Dec. 2, but the school district will allow students to have limited access to the campus to retrieve belongings beginning Tuesday.
In an email distributed Saturday and posted on the district website, Deputy Superintendent Mike Kuhlman said “We have decided to slowly open access to the campus and to provide optional supportive activities for students this coming week.
"Students choosing to come back to campus will be surrounded by law enforcement officers, mental health professionals, community members and friends offering love and encouragement. Family members are welcome to participate. Principal Vince Ferry will be reaching out to Saugus families with additional details soon."
Sherelle Black is a Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.