California High School to Install Extra Cameras Following Threats

California High School to Install Extra Cameras Following Threats

California High School in San Ramon, Calif., will be installing additional surveillance cameras in the wake of four written threats discovered on campus earlier this month, according to school officials.

California High School in San Ramon, Calif., will be installing additional surveillance cameras in the wake of four written threats discovered on campus earlier this month, according to school officials.

Principal Christopher George said in a letter sent to Cal High families last week that school officials had identified the four students suspected of writing some of the threats and they had been punished. According to his letter, a “copycat” threat was also discovered on the campus on May 16.

“San Ramon Police take all threats seriously and are actively investigating this threat,” George wrote. “Police shared that there has been no evidence to corroborate that this threat is credible, but they will continue to investigate.”

Police have been present on campus since a handwritten threat was found in a boys’ bathroom on May 1. School officials said that police will continue their increased presence on and around the school through the end of the year.

In his letter sent to parents, George said the school plans to add more security cameras in the near future, and that students and staff will “receive additional safety training in August of 2019.” San Ramon Police will also use the Cal High campus for safety training during the summer, and the school plans to work with the Sandy Hook Promise organization on creating a safer school climate.

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