Threatening graffiti found at Danville middle school

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DANVILLE (KRON) — Class at Diablo Vista Middle School went on as scheduled Tuesday, but not everyone showed up.

The school’s principal stated in a letter to the school community she understands why some families chose to keep their kids home.

She shared the letter with parents after two students found a threatening message written on a stall in a girls restroom near the multi-purpose room Monday afternoon.

It read “shooting tomorrow my brother said,” specifically referencing this date.

The Danville Police Department assigned officers to the school Tuesday.

“We do take all threats seriously, and again as it pertains to this one, we don’t have any corroborating information to believe that it’s true,” said Danville Police Sgt. Brian Holland.

“I don’t know, it’s just the reality that we live with, and the fear is there everyday,” said Danville mother Meg Kan.

San Ramon Police have increased its presence at California High School as well and, will continue to do so through the end of the year.

This month alone, on four separate occasions, threatening graffiti, alluding to a shooting was found on that campus.

“Certainly, these situations are very challenging, we have to take them very seriously, but we also understand that there is a nature of copycat related to graffiti,” said Elizabeth Graswich with the school district.

The school district says four students at Cal High have been disciplined for their roles in the threatening graffiti found on campus earlier this month.

So far, it’s unclear who’s responsible for this latest incident at Diablo Vista Middle School.

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