Student at Pleasant Grove High School detained for making threat toward school 

Student at Pleasant Grove High School detained for making threat toward school 


A student at Pleasant Grove High School has been detained for making a threat on his Instagram account to “shoot up the school”.  Screen shot of the post below 


Pleasant Grove High School issued the statement below: 


October 3, 2016

 


Dear Parent/Guardian,


 


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.


 


 


Sincerely,


 


Hank Meyer


Principal


Pleasant Grove High School


 

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4 Comments

  1. Crystal says:

    The students witnessing any type of “bullying” should also report it as they know of it. All humans have a breaking point and we’ll do unspeakable actions when in a weakened or hysterical state of mind. But shooting other kids is NOT okay! Obviously the boy is troubled and has issues, but it can feel very hopeless and overwhelming when you aren’t matured enough to cope with abuse day in and day out. The parents of obese children should be charged as well if there is no medical reason the child is severely overweight. It’s those things that are at the center of the problems. If the boy had normal body complex he’d be more confidant and the other kids wouldn’t be fat shaming him. Maybe it was more than words though, maybe he was being physically abused as well. Those kids bullying him obviously have problems too, they may have a horrible existence and project it into weaker kids, but the world is harsh and cold and we should all be raised knowing that. We have a real issue now days with kids/people having such a thin skin. Like they just woke up and realized people suck and now Rhett can cope. I was teased/bullied as a kid, and I hated those kids too, but I never once thought about killing myself or them by shooting up my school. And I had plenty access to guns. I was raised up with weapons. I knew how to assemble/disassemble, load, shoot and where they were kept, but that NEVER was an option. I was mentally stronger than that. Yes it certainly hurt my feelings, but I was raised to understand that words may hurt, but they don’t kill you. And that is the only acceptable reason to fire a weapon at someone, if I thought my life was in danger of ending by the person threatening me. What happened to, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?” We have become a nation of pansies without rational thinking skills and the ability to recover from hurtful words.
    Doomed if we don’t change!

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  4. Ron Stull says:

    That school doesn’t do jack for bullying. I got kicked out for standing up for me and my friends. Anyone who bullys should be flat out expelled from school. I would have done yhe same thing if I were have to stay there any longer.

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