Police arrest person accused of posting school threats to social media
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26 NEWS) —
The Fresno Police Department has arrested someone accused of posting threats to social media directed at Valley Oak Elementary and its students.
According to Clovis Unified, the threats were posted Tuesday night and police were able to identify the source behind the posts. Police have confirmed no safety threat exists at the school.
Here's the message parents received Wednesday from the Principal of Valley Oak:
This is Mrs. Duwe, Valley Oak Principal. Overnight, we learned of a series of concerning Instagram posts directed towards a few of our students. Police were immediately contacted and began an investigation into the source of the posts, which have since been removed. Law enforcement is actively investigating and when the person responsible for making these posts is identified, will pursue criminal charges. While our law enforcement partners do not believe the posts present an immediate and credible threat to our campus, we are on facility alert and have had additional officers on site today as an extra security measure. I deeply appreciate the support of our parent community and those who reported these posts to us and to law enforcement. Together, we are the best protection for the safety of our students. I encourage each of you to talk with your students about the serious consequences of making irresponsible social media posts, as one such post can change the life of your child forever. If any new information becomes available, I will be updating our community.