San Marino High School was closed Monday after authorities received an anonymous tip concerning an alleged threat against a student “and possibly other students at the school,” police said.
The tip was received “early this morning,” according to the San Marino Police Department.
“The department contacted San Marino Unified School District and consulted with their senior staff,” according to a police statement released around 9 a.m. “A decision was made to cancel classes and close the high school until further notice. The threat was directed toward a student and not to another school within the (school) district or outside of the city of San Marino. We are working with the school district and other agencies to resolve this incident as quickly as possible.”
After the threat was received, the school was placed on lockdown, and students and staff not already on the campus were urged to remain at home until notified otherwise, according to a statement on the school’s website.
The school later posted a statement on its website that said, in part: “There are incorrect rumors going around that there is an active shooter at the high school. …There is no shooter on campus, and police are currently patrolling the campus.”
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