A social media threat apparently made by a student in Texas that targeted a school identified only as “RHS” led to the closure of Rosemead High School as a precaution Friday — but investigators have determined that there is no threat to the Southland school.
Rosemead High School was closed as a precaution Friday after the threat circulated on social media and was seen by some Rosemead students, Sgt. Richard Lewis, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Temple Station, told City News Service.
Sheriff’s detectives investigated and contacted officials in Texas, Lewis said.
“There is no threat against Rosemead High School,” Lewis said.
Lewis said detectives believe the threat, worded as “RHS shooting 5-27-22,” originated in Raymondville, Texas, and was made by a student who was taken into custody there. It was unclear when the threat was first posted, Lewis said, adding that the investigation is continuing.
A message sent to the Rosemead campus community on Friday read, in part: “Earlier this morning, the Rosemead administration was informed of an apparent threat. The threat was posted on social media and made reference to a shooting at `RHS’ today. The identified threat does not make a direct reference to Rosemead High School.”
School officials said they immediately notified the sheriff’s department. They said the school was closed Friday “out of an abundance of caution.”