Local senator introduces SB 456 to make school threats a crime

Ten San Diego-area high schools were targeted by threats of violence Thursday morning, prompting lockdowns and police sweeps that turned up no immediate hazards, authorities reported.

Less than 30 minutes later, several schools in the San Diego Unified School District were then put on lockdown after they received similar threats about shootings or explosions.

The first local campus to receive a menacing call was San Ysidro High, which was phoned about 9:15 a.m.by someone who made a vaguely ominous claim that “something was going to happen” there soon, said Manny Rubio, spokesman for Sweetwater Union High School District.

The exact nature of the threat has not been disclosed.

Clairemont, Crawford, San Diego High, Kearny, Point Loma and La Jolla were just some of the schools placed on lock down.

Each of the eight high schools received a phone call that threatened that school, according to NBC San Diego.

Zintz says the threats called in to the schools ranged from a school shooting being planned to a bomb being planted on campus. Chula Vista police searched the campus and access to campus was limited while students were instructed to stay in their classrooms. At this time, each campus has been locked down so police can investigate. Our school is now on lockdown due to threats received at several high schools this morning, including ours.

The searches were complete and all the lockdowns lifted by early afternoon.

San Diego Unified is urging parents to not come to the high schools and pick their students up. All students were said to be safe.

Source: http://www.ledgergazette.com/local-senator-introduces-sb-456-to-make-school-threats-a-crime/76703/