Ramona High school
Ramona High School. Photo courtesy of Google Map

Ramona High School officials are refuting a rumor that a shooting was to be carried out on the campus Friday.

Principal Rowena Mak sent a message to students’ families that said administrators and security officials were aware of the alleged threat and had followed protocols to assess the situation. Ramona High School classes will go on as usual, but parents will ultimately make the call on whether their children would attend.

“Based on the information we have gathered, I am confident in stating that these rumors are just that — unsubstantiated rumors, and we have every reason to believe that our campus is safe for all of us,” Mak said in the statement.

Rumors of a planned shooting spread after a student overheard something that could have been interpreted as a threat. Although sheriff’s deputies did not believe there was a credible threat, they planned to ramp up their presence on the Hanson Lane campus, 10News reported.

—City News Service