Email threat reportedly targets schools across California

Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 18:21:16-04

Authorities are investigating after a threatening email was reportedly sent to schools throughout California. 

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says the threat, received by schools via email, was not credible against any schools in Santa Barbara County.

In San Luis Obispo County, the County Office of Education says the email threat was received at Pleasant Valley School District, the smallest school district in the county with about 100 K-8 students.

County Superintendent James Brescia says the sheriff’s office was notified immediately and the school placed on a precautionary lockdown until the threat had been investigated.

KSBY has reached out to the sheriff’s office regarding the threat but has not yet heard back.

Brescia says other district and even non-government schools in northern San Luis Obispo County were then notified about the threat received at Pleasant Valley.