An anonymous and apparently unfounded claim that someone was planning to carry out a shooting at an East County elementary school prompted a lockdown of the campus Thursday.
Authorities investigated, but found no evidence of any such criminal plot at Bancroft Elementary School in Spring Valley.
An unidentified male caller, possibly a juvenile, telephoned Bancroft and made the threat about 2:45 p.m., according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials.
Teachers kept students secured in their classrooms while deputies investigated. The campus is part of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District.
”There were no further threats or other information substantiating the (telephone) threat,” Sgt. Michael Hettinger said.
Law enforcement personnel remained at the campus as a precaution while the school “initiated a structured dismissal” of the student body, the sergeant said.
The origin of the threat was under investigation.
– City News Service