APPLE VALLEY – Granite Hills High School is on alert on Tuesday morning as students and staff return to school following the Labor Day holiday.
On Monday evening a member of the Granite Hills High School staff received a threat. Although the threat is believed to not be credible, law enforcement was notified and additional and the school will be taking every precaution, including the inspection of bags and backpacks to protect both students and staff.
“The safety of our students is our utmost priority and we will continue to take all possible measures to ensure security,” Apple Valley Unified School District officials said. “Granite Hills families have been informed, but I wanted to keep you all “in the know”. A phone call went out to all Granite Hills families at approximately 6:40 am today before the school day began.”
Although the threat is believed to not be credible, the Apple Valley School District takes all threats seriously. The district has and will continue to work with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to take all necessary precautions. “Students exited their classrooms at approximately 8:30 a.m. for a drill, giving law enforcement time to take additional precautions and ensure the safety of the campus.” The campus has been deemed safe and all students were able to return to class at around 9:30 a.m. to resume the school day.
The exact nature of the threat is undisclosed at this time. Any information received will be updated as it is received.
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