SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Police arrested a person suspected of posting a threat on social media that caused two Sonoma County schools to close on Friday.

The arrest was made in Florida.

The Sebastopol Police Department said the same social media threat was circulated in Lincoln, California, plus in the states of Georgia and Florida.

The West Sonoma County Union High School District posted a notice on their website saying they received a threat on Thursday evening, and are cancelling all classes and activities at two schools as a result.

“We received a threat against our schools this evening.  In an abundance of caution and on the advise of the Sebastopol police department, we are cancelling all classes and activities at West County High School in Sebastopol and Laguna High School in Forestville tomorrow, Friday, October 29th. An investigation is currently underway by law enforcement and the school administration.  We will update our community as we get more information.”


The Sebastopol police investigation led them to believe the threat was never directed at the West County Union High School District.