Security will be beefed up Thursday at Calabasas High School as detectives investigate a possible shooting threat made on social media against the school.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be at the school at 22855 Mulholland Highway as a precautionary measure, according to the sheriff’s department.
“The investigation is in the early stages, and as of now the threat assessments have not indicated any related credible threat,” according to a sheriff’s statement released after 8 a.m. “However LASD treats these incidents seriously. In addition to researching web and social media information, if necessary, investigators will conduct location searches in an attempt to gather as much information as possible to determine the validity of the potential threat. School officials have been notified, and an investigation is ongoing.”
Deputies had received a tip via Crime Stoppers on Wednesday “of a possible school shooting” at the high school, the sheriff’s department reported.
“Malibu/Lost Hills (Station) detectives are vigorously investigating and conducting threat assessments provided by the concerned residents,” the sheriff’s statement said. “The threat assessment consists of investigative methods to track down the origin of the posted online threats.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Malibu/Lost Hills Station at 818-878-1808, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also send information via a smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.
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