By Gina Yarbrough
Santee, CA–A 14-year-old boy was evaluated at a local hospital Monday as a safety precaution after he threatened to hurt students and staff at West Hills High School, authorities said.
Sheriff’s deputies received a report of the threat posted on social media around 10 p.m. The boy stated that he was ‘bringing his grandparents’ guns to school because of his failing grades.’
Deputies identified the teen who wrote the message and contacted him and his parents in San Diego. Deputies took the boy to the hospital.
There was no immediate threat to public safety and classes resumed as normal on Tuesday. As a precaution deputies provided extra patrols on campus.
“The safety of our school children is a priority for the Sheriff’s Department and we take all such threats seriously. Working with the school district, our focus is to ensure a safe learning environment for the students and staff,” the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stated in a release.
Sheriff’s deputies remind students that if they hear any threats or even potential violence, they can contact school resource deputies or call the Anonymous Student Speaking Out Hotline at (888) 580-8477.