Courses at University Preparatory School will resume on Monday immediately after directors canceled them Friday though law enforcement investigated the believability of a threatening put up on social media that warned students not to go to school.
Law enforcement stated they joined a 12-year-aged U-Prep pupil to the post on Snapchat. Investigators reported the college student did not have obtain to weapons but nonetheless referred the situation to juvenile probation and to the faculty.
Principal Shelle Peterson mentioned Friday early morning administration turned mindful of the submit about 9 p.m. Thursday night time and contacted police.
“We had students, mothers and fathers and neighborhood associates inside minutes ahead it to us, at which level we contacted (police) and we shared that info with them,” she reported.
In a message to mother and father, university officials stated the threatening publish came from a Snapchat account that was saved “and shared by means of a student Instagram account.”
“The message encouraged learners not to go to college (Friday) and bundled gun emojis,” the alert to mom and dad stated.
Besides the university, Redding police Cpl. Michael DiMatteo stated his section also took a report from another person about the posts and screenshots of a Snapchat account.
DiMatteo explained college resource officers interviewed learners and made use of a warrant to study the proprietor of the account.
Previously Friday, police Sgt. Garett Maxwell verified his office was working on the scenario.
“We received all our college resource officers apprised of what is heading on,” Maxwell reported. “It truly is one thing we undoubtedly take severely.”
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