For the second time in the past week, staff at San Ramon’s California High School have found graffiti threatening to enact violence against the school on Thursday, according to Cal High principal Chris George.
The new graffiti was discovered in a bathroom this Wednesday morning. The original threatening message was found exactly one week earlier by a student in a boys’ bathroom inside Cal High which read “Cal will be shot up 5/9. Final warning.”
The culprit or culprits have not been identified.
In response to the threat, San Ramon police have increased their presence around the school for the entire week. George will be making an announcement to students on Thursday about the serious nature of sharing such information.
“The information is being shared on social media and we understand that a lot of people are talking about it. I am making an announcement to students regarding the serious nature of sharing such information,” George said in an email to the Cal High community. “We will update staff and parents with more information shortly, but wanted to get information to you as quickly as possible. Please know that student, staff and campus safety remains our top priority.”
George went on to say that police and school district officials are investigating the threats and encouraged anyone who has information to contact him at 803-3210.
Both the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and San Ramon Police Department have a standing policy of “if you see something or know something, say something,” for issues related to school safety. Each school has its own anonymous tip line link posted to their website that anyone can use to send information, related to this case or others.