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UPDATE: Police track Laguna Middle school threats to Tennessee Teen

Posted at 3:24 PM, Oct 02, 2018

UPDATE (4:00 p.m.) – Further investigation shows that San Luis Obispo High School was also mentioned in a threatening email from a 14-year-old girl in Tennessee to a local teacher.

The girl made threats to both Laguna Middle School and San Luis Obispo High School. Police do not believe there is any immediate threat to the schools and the case is being turned over to Tennessee authorities.

UPDATE (3:10 p.m.) – San Luis Obispo police are identifying the person who sent threats to Laguna Middle School as a 14-year-old girl from Tennessee.

Police say they tracked the IP address to her computer. They said there is no evidence to indicate the teen has any ties to the middle school and there are no ongoing threats to any schools or businesses within the city.

The case has been turned over to authorities in Tennessee for further investigation into the threats. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department or Crime Stoppers.


An email was sent to parents of students at Laguna Middle School and San Luis Obispo High School Tuesday, saying on Monday night, a teacher had received a cryptic, non-specific email threatening to bring harm to a middle school and a high school.

The principals of both Laguna Middle School and San Luis Obispo High School say all students are safe, and that the police were contacted immediately. According to the schools, police reviewed the email and found it originated from out of the state. San Luis Obispo police notified law enforcement in the area where the email originated from, and police say there is no reason to believe there is any threat to the schools.

School leaders say they do not believe there is any danger, and they are following district safety protocols. Staff members were alerted about the situation, and students are also aware. The schools say there is a police presence on campus and district staff members are also on site out of an abundance of caution.

The San Luis Obispo High School Principal says about 20 to 25 kids were picked up and taken out of school because their parents were concerned.