San Ramon: Iron Horse Middle School sees shooting threat for second week in a row

Campus remains open as police investigate graffiti message

For the second time in the past week, administrators at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon have discovered graffiti threatening an on-campus shooting and are asking residents with any information related to the issue to come forward.

According to school officials, the threat was found in a boys bathroom on Thursday and read “school shooting 11/22 at 1:00." San Ramon police investigators are currently working to determine the credibility of the threat.

“We want to express our deep frustration and profound disappointment that we are dealing with this situation again,” Iron Horse principal Demetrius Ball said in an email to parents. “We are working to find the person(s) that are responsible. Iron Horse Middle School and the SRVUSD take these threats very seriously and there are consequences for those involved.”

While the investigation continues, the San Ramon Police Department will have an increased presence on campus Friday as well as throughout the coming week as necessary.

Additionally, according to San Ramon Valley Unified School District spokesperson Denise Jennison, attendance at school on Friday did not seem to be majorly impacted by news of the threat and was "typical for any Friday."

This is the second such threat found by the school in as many weeks.

On Nov. 7, school officials found graffiti threatening a shooting on that same day. That threat was later deemed not credible, but the school was placed on lockdown for approximately three hours.

“In order to stop this negative behavior, we are counting on our community to come forward and share any information they have that might help to identify those involved,” Ball said. “Information can be reported to any adult on campus or by using the anonymous tipline on the website homepage. We need to work together to keep our campus safe.”

Each SRVUSD school has its own anonymous tip line link posted to their website that anyone can use to send information on this threat or other concerning issues. Residents can also call the San Ramon Police Department at 973-2779.

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