San Ramon: Coyote Creek Elementary placed on lockdown after graffiti threat

Lockdown lasts 1-1/2 hours out of 'extreme abundance of caution'

Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning for more than an hour after threatening graffiti was discovered in the main boys bathroom that read “Evry body dies at 12:30."

According to school district officials, police are at the scene investigating the threat and while it does not appear credible, an increased police presence will remain on campus for the remained of the day in an “extreme abundance of caution.”

District officials added that the lockdown began around noon and was lifted at 1:30 p.m.

This is only the most recent in a series of fake graffiti threats found on campuses throughout the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In November Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon received two similar threats in one week.

San Ramon Police Department and SRVUSD officials have a standing “see something, say something” policy encouraging students and residents to report suspicious and potentially dangerous sightings.

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.

Residents are also encouraged to stay informed by following the school district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2019 at 7:52 am

Rick is a registered user.

As a general comment, mass (or limited, for that matter) casualty incidents - which Coyote Creek thankfully was not - are best (perhaps, only) curtailed by a citizenry that, when they see something (potentially or probably) threatening from deranged adults or "troubled" kids will say something because banning this or taking away that is not the foundation of a free and open society. More importantly, banning/taking away won't work. Unfounded reports (of deranged/troubled individuals) by likewise trouble-making, vindictive and 'score-settling' vendetta mongers will have to be publicly announced and proportionately punished. Without responsible, reliable and timely observational reporting, of adults and kids, Coyote Creek-type situations will, regrettably, continue.

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Posted by Al
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 9:19 am

Rick's comments are well taken. We should expose the names of anyone who is responsible for making threats such as this. Parents and their kids should be shamed and made known to the public.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

Rick is a registered user.

Al - I neglected to include the concept of parental liability - - that is - - if a child makes a terrorist-type threat or actually perpetrates such an act both the child AND the parents should - must - be held strictly accountable. Parents know, or should know, what their kids are up to.

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Posted by Eric
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm

I live one block away from that school, which I consider it an outstanding one, since my daughter attended it (k-5), (and it has great teachers!) and agree with both Rick and Al ("We should expose the names of anyone who is responsible for making threats such as this.")

San Ramon has been an outstanding town(now a small city) for kids to live and go to school, and I would, like many people living in it, like to keep it that way.

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Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Whatever happened to bomb threats?

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