NewsLocal News


UPDATE: Person responsible for threat against Guadalupe school apprehended, officials say

Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 21:39:10-04

UPDATE (5:45 p.m.) – The person responsible for a social media threat against McKenzie Intermediate School in Guadalupe has been located and apprehended, according to the Guadalupe Union School District.

In a statement released Tuesday evening, Superintendent Dr. Emilio Handall said, “The Guadalupe Union School District takes these matters very seriously and will take appropriate disciplinary action to ensure that all our schools remain a safe environment.

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.) – Guadalupe police say they are working to identify the person who made the threat.

After the lockdown was lifted, they say a school resource officer remained on scene until the end of the school day and officers conducted extra patrols around the area.

A social media threat prompted the lockdown of McKenzie Intermediate school in Guadalupe Tuesday morning.

District officials say the lockdown began after authorities were made aware of the threat Tuesday morning and came to the junior high to inform school officials.

The lockdown was lifted at about 10:30 a.m. after school officials say “authorities determined that school could continue as normal.”

Parents were reportedly notified of the incident.

KSBY has reached out to the Guadalupe Police Department for more information but has not yet received a response.

Kermit McKenzie Junior High School in Guadalupe. (KSBY photo)