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Caller threatens shooting at Battles Elementary School in Santa Maria

Posted at 9:53 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 01:11:35-05

Santa Maria police say there will be an increased law enforcement presence at Battles Elementary School Friday after someone called the school and threatened a shooting.

Police say the school received a call from someone on Thursday, saying they were planning to “shoot up the school” on Friday.

According to police, the school district believes it was a prank call, but the district still notified police as a precaution.

The school is still planning to hold classes as scheduled.

KSBY reached out to the district for comment, but we have yet to hear back.

Stick with KSBY for updates on this developing story.