Social Media Threat Made Against Bonita Vista High School
Chula Vista (KUSI) – Heightened security will be in effect at and around Bonita Vista High School Monday following a threat made over social media.
Police were looking into an Instagram comment that suggested a shooting was going to take place on Monday at the estimated -2,500-student campus, but there was no immediate word on what actions administrators planned to take, including if the school will remain open Monday.
An Instagram user with the handle @f***diswrld posted the comment Saturday onto a weeks-old post from the school’s ASB account, @bvhs_asb. “Shooting up on the campus on Monday,” the comment — which has since been taken down — said. ” I like some of you. Try to skip school if you value your life.”
The user finished the comment with a profane hashtag directed at the high school, then posted another one warning students “I don’t think you guys are gonna wanna hide at the 900s” apparently referring to a cluster of classrooms on the northern end of the school.
The comment, which was posted sometime around 4 p.m. Saturday onto a March 22 post congratulating Bonita Vista High’s 2019-20 ASB officers, appeared to have gone unnoticed by authorities and school officials for nearly a whole day.
About noon Sunday, Twitter user @AlbertTovar13 tweeted at the Chula Vista Police Department with a screenshot of the comment, which he said was taken by his son.
The police department responded thanking the user and said the high school “will be addressing this concern as soon as they can.” Around the same time as the Police Department’s response, the high school addressed the threat on its ASB Instagram page and its Twitter account. “This afternoon we were made aware of a possible social media threat to our school,” it said on both pages. “We are working with Chula Vista Police who (are) actively investigating this matter. We will update you further as we learn more.”