After receiving a questionable report about the campus on Lewis Foster Drive this morning, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office evacuated Half Moon Bay High School. We’re letting the kids out for the day.
To conduct an investigation, police were urged by school officials not to enter the high school. Superintendent Sean McPhetridge of the Cabrillo Unified School District said that as of 11 a.m.,
Sheriff’s deputies had arrived on campus with specially trained dogs and were performing a comprehensive sweep of the campus.
Public Information Officer Javier Acosta of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office stated the search for a device was called off at 12:30 p.m. when deputies found nothing suspicious.
McPhetridge announced that the school would release kids early due to the event. In his opinion, the missed school day wouldn’t have to be made up before the school year’s conclusion later this month because there was no end-of-year testing scheduled for today.
It was “out of an abundance of caution” that the Sheriff’s Office decided to evacuate the school this morning, he added, after a parent or community member contacted to report a threat. At first, the pupils were herded onto the fields surrounding the schools.
Authorities are still keeping people a safe distance from HMBHS after a threat was called in this morning. pic.twitter.com/jykyu6LTAR
— Half Moon Bay Review (@hmbreview) May 23, 2023
McPhetridge stated that the school had investigated and dealt with an earlier threat with the Sheriff’s Office.
“In previous weeks, we talked to students and they said it was a joke or a game and it wasn’t considered credible,” According to McPhetridge, no pupils were punished as a result of the initial probe.
Continue reading the most recent posts we are covered on this site:
- Rego Park, Queens School Bus, Automobiles Burned; Bus Driver Saves 6 Pupils
- Uvalde Still Divided One Year After School Sh00ing Tragedy
- Chippewa Valley High School Shut Down After Student Receives Threatening Phone Call
At first, whether or not today’s occurrence is connected to the previous probe was unclear.
“Every now and then we are going to have a bomb threat and this is just our day,” he stated.
Patricia Gault is a seasoned journalist with years of experience in the industry. She has a passion for uncovering the truth and bringing important stories to light. Patricia has a sharp eye for detail and a talent for making complex issues accessible to a broad audience. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a commitment to accuracy and impartiality, earning a reputation as a reliable and trusted source of news.