Minor makes threats against school on social media

Minor makes threats against school on social media
Originally published as a Vacaville Police Department Facebook post – 

“The Vacaville Police Department (VVPD) and the Vacaville Unified School District (VUSD) have zero tolerance against people who make threats towards our schools. As a tool to quickly and publicly disseminate content, social media has become increasingly popular for threats of violence pertaining to our schools. These threats are not taken lightly and are investigated thoroughly.

Yesterday, the VVPD Youth Services Section (YSS) was notified by VUSD staff of a threat against Vacaville High School. The threat was posted on a social media application utilizing an account which appeared to make the user unidentifiable.

Officers quickly reached out to the law enforcement assistance department of the social media platform and obtained pertinent information which showed the suspect was not a student at Vacaville High School. In fact, Officers were able to investigate further and found the subject does not reside in Vacaville.

Your VVPD YSS Officers collaborated with the Benicia Police Department and were able to swiftly locate the 15-years-old individual responsible for the threats. The in-depth investigation yielded the threat was not credible.

The individual was ultimately arrested for a felony threats violation. No further information will be released as the individual is a minor.

Please know social media does not guarantee anonymity and VVPD will take all steps necessary to ensure safety at our schools and that of our community.

We highly encourage parents to review your children’s social media account(s) and know what they are posting. Please let them know posting threats of violence is a crime!

Both high schools in Vacaville have a Youth Services office on campus. The number for Vacaville High School is (707) 449-1820 and Will C. Wood’s number is (707) 449-6086.”

 

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Minor makes threats against school on social media was last modified: December 14th, 2021 by admin
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