School threats prompt probes at 2 Moreno Valley campuses

By Stephen Ramirez | [email protected] | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin PUBLISHED: February 21, 2018 at 5:27 pm | UPDATED: February 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm Two threats against schools prompted an investigation of two Moreno Valley campuses on Wednesday; neither was found credible. At Palm Middle School, a letter found in a restroom warned of a shooting at the campus Thursday. “We are aware of a threat found at Palm Middle School, district spokesman Christopher Weddle said. “The school immediately contacted the (Riverside County Sheriff’s Department) and police determined the threat is not credible. “However, we are taking the situation seriously to ensure the safety of all students,” Weddle added. “There will be additional police presence on campus for the remainder of the week as a precaution.” A second threat made on social media referred to a “Valley High School.” Though authorities didn’t know if it was intended for Valley View High School, they treated it as if it were. “We are treating it seriously,” Weddle said. “We are working closely with the (Sheriff’s Department), as we do in any situation like this to make sure the school is safe. Parents and students may see additional police presence at school this week as a precaution.” A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, contacted by email, said Wednesday both incidents was deemed not credible and no arrests have been made. Both schools are manned by school resource officers, the sheriff’s spokesman wrote. Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call… [Read full story]

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