California’s SONOMA – Authorities in Sonoma County said a student was detained on Saturday after reportedly threatening an attack on Altimira Middle School.
According to officials, an online list indicated that specific pupils would be targeted. When the district learned about the parents’ warning, it contacted Sonoma law enforcement.
To help the students who were identified as targets “deal through the trauma of being classified as a victim of a threat” posted on social media, Dr. Elizabeth Kaufman, the superintendent of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, started reaching out to the pupils.
According to school officials, a pupil admitted to threatening Kaufman. Kaufman alerted the Sonoma authorities right away.
Authorities detained the student on Saturday and lodged him or her in the Sonoma County Youth Detention Facility. According to officials, the student did not have access to any weapons.
Because of the student’s age, authorities are withholding their identity. Officials claim that the social media posts have now been taken down.
Monday marks the middle school’s return after spring break.
According to the authorities, district administrators are coordinating with faculty, staff, and students to ensure they get the care they need in the wake of the “troubling event.”
“The Sonoma Police Department and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office take threats of school violence seriously…the safety of the students and staff is the responsibility of parents, school staff, and law enforcement all working together,” the Sonoma Sheriff said in a statement.
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