An online post threatening “SHS” was not directed toward Santana High School in Santee, a sheriff’s spokesman said Friday.
Deputies were made aware of the comments Thursday night, but after further investigation it was determined the SHS threat was aimed at Springfield High School in Springfield, Ohio, according to Lt. Chris Steffen.
“Community members were afraid the threats were directed toward Santana High School,” Steffen said.
As a safety measure, deputies conducted extra patrols and walked on campus throughout Friday, the lieutenant added.
Many Santee residents are extra vigilant given the recent killings in Parkland, Fla., and the 2001 mass shooting at Santana that left two dead and 13 others wounded.
Charles Andrew Williams, who was a 15-year-old Santana student at the time, was convicted in the Santee case and is currently serving life in prison for his crimes.
Williams used his father’s Arminius .22 caliber long-rifle double action revolver to carry out the slaughter. After his arrest, he told investigators that he was “tired of being bullied.”