Threatening social media post circulates about a Poway Unified school

RANCHO PENASQUITOS (KUSI) — Parents received a notice Wednesday morning alerting them to a threatening social media post circulating Tuesday nigh about a Poway Unified School District high school.

Administrators at Mt. Carmel High School in Rancho Penasquitos and the San Diego Police Department have located the person they deemed responsible for the incident and planned to address the individual Wednesday, according to the notice sent out by Mt. Carmel High School Principal Grag Magno.

The notice told parents “there was an incident late last night where social media was used to circulate a threat about the school.”

The social media post was discovered late Tuesday and was reported to school officials quickly, Magno said. 

"Because of our community’s willingness to report early and often, Mt. Carmel Administration and SDPD were able to work through the early morning to investigate this," Magno said.

Principal Magno assured parents there was no threat to the school at this time. Classes were scheduled as normal, according to Poway Unified School District Director of Communication Christine Paik. 

Dear Sundevil Families,

There was an incident late last night where social media was used to circulate a threat about the school.  Because of our community’s willingness to report early and often, Mt. Carmel Administration and SDPD were able to work through the early morning to investigate this.  SDPD have notified us that the person responsible for the social media posting has been located.  SDPD and school administration will be working together today to address the person responsible for this posting.

At this time San Diego Police have stated that there is no threat to the school related to this posting.

I would like to thank our community for their willingness to report, and because of this we were able to work in short time to address the situation.

Thank you,

Greg Magno

Principal, Mt. Carmel HS

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