Lockdown lifted at high school in San Ramon following ‘threat of violence’

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (KRON) — Police activity was reported at a high school in San Ramon Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

As of 3:01 p.m., the lockdown at California High School was lifted following a “threat of violence” at the campus.

Police say based on evidence, the threat of violence may have came about using a “spoofed” social media account.

A statement from California High claimed the threat did not specifically reference the school, but that a student saw the threat in their Snapchat feed.

The statement was obtained by KRON4 and reads:

Dear Cal High Staff and Families/Caregivers,

We brought the students in from lunch a few minutes early because we received a tip about a possible threat of violence. The students are all safe and there has been no incident. The threat did not specifically reference California High School, but a Cal High student saw the threat in their Snapchat feed. Out of abundance of caution, we are keeping students safe in their 6th period class until the police have had a chance to investigate. The San Ramon Police are on site investigating the threat and will make a determination about credibility. We want to reiterate that the threat was not specific to California High, but because it was seen in the feed of a Cal High student, we believe that we need to err on the side of caution and gather more information. Please do not come to the campus or call the school. Staff is busy making sure students are safe. We will communicate again once we have more information.

Thank you

Officers will remain on campus through dismissal to ensure everyone’s safety.

No other details were immediately available.

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