Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton will reopen Friday following a daylong closure prompted by the discovery on campus of a threatening note, which was investigated by authorities and determined to be baseless.
“Sunny Hills High School experienced a perceived student threat on the safety to the students and staff,” according to a statement posted on the Fullerton Joint Union High School District website. “Out of an abundance of caution, the principal and superintendent made the decision to close Sunny Hills High School for the day.”
Police officers were dispatched to Sunny Hills High Thursday to conduct a sweep of the campus, which did not turn up anything to suggest the threat was credible, said Fullerton police Lt. Andrew Goodrich. Someone had left a threatening note on campus, prompting the shutdown, he said.
“It’s not terrorist-related or something along those lines at all,” Goodrich said.
Police mostly helped with traffic as parents were picking up children and did not find anything on campus to lend credibility to the threat, Goodrich said.
The closure came two days after the Los Angeles Unified School District’s more than 900 campuses were kept shuttered in response to what turned out to be a bogus bomb threat.
—City News Service