Someone, presumably a student, posted the following on Facebook yesterday: "If you go to school tomorrow, you will die." Ugh. The school in question was Scotts Valley High. And a student found the frightening threat on a school related page, and then reported it to local police. In response, school officials decided to shut down classes for the day.
"I hope it's a hoax," Scotts Valley High Principal Valerie Bariteau told the Santa Cruz Sentinel, adding, "but a hoax is not OK. As you can see, this is clearly causing a bit of turmoil."
This morning, the school posted the following on their site:
Dear High School Families and Staff,
We have received information of a potential security threat to Scotts Valley High School just before midnight April 11, 2013. In an abundance of caution, all classes at SVHS are dismissed for Friday, April 12, 2013. Scotts Valley Police Department is conducting an investigation and working closely with school officials. As further information becomes available, we will continue to publish updates to all parents and staff with email addresses in our database and on the school district website at www.scottsvalleyusd.org. Announcements will also be sent to radio station KSCO 1080AM
All other school sites are planned to be in session at this time.
The safety of our students and staff is our priority. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Penny Weaver, Superintendent
No arrests have been made so far. The identity of the cruel Facebook poster is not yet known.