Student at Pleasant Grove High School detained for making threat toward school
Pleasant Grove High School issued the statement below:
October 3, 2016
This evening, October 3, 2016, several concerned Pleasant Grove High School parents and students reported to school officials a social media post that stated a student was threatening to do harm to the school and potentially also do self-harm. Law enforcement and District officials took swift and decisive action to identify, locate and contact the student who made the posting. Students and parents did the right thing to immediately notify school officials.
The student and the student’s parents have been contacted by law enforcement and the student has been detained. We do not consider these actions to be pranks. Not only are they disruptive to our school and community, but posting such threats is a felony offense. Additionally, because the post suggested self-harm, special social and emotional support teams were contacted for assistance. Appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken.
We encourage you to speak with your students about the seriousness of behaviors such as this and to ask your students “if they know something or see something to say something.” We also encourage parents to better understand issues student surrounding cyberbullying by visiting the District’s website resources: http://blogs.egusd.net/digitalcitizenship/resources/cyberbullying/
The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at our school. We are sharing this information with you as part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed about incidents that affect our campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give me a call at (916) 686-0230.
Pleasant Grove High School