Parents alerted after rumored of threat

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SAN DIEGO – A student’s rumor of a threat at Patrick Henry High School spread like wildfire Wednesday, various students told Fox 5.

“There was going to be a shooting on Friday, because of the Mayan calendar thing,” said one student.

“The kid was being bullied,” said another anonymous student.

Administrators declined to comment, but sent the following email to parents:

“Dear Patrick Henry Families,

Yesterday, a student was talking about the Mayan Calendar “End of the World” and made an inappropriate comment.  A student overheard the statement and reported it to our school police officer and vice principal.  They both thoroughly investigated the situation and were relieved to find out the student was not serious when he made the statement.  Unfortunately, as often happens, a false rumor was spread that went from a generalized comment to a specific threat (which did not occur and was never substantiated).

I’m happy to report these rumors are not true.  The student in question has been disciplined for making a false statement and now understands the severity of his actions; please be assured that we will always take reported threats seriously and act on any rumor as well. I am enjoying getting to know PHHS parents and community members, and look forward to meeting many more of you in the coming year.”

6 comments

    • Jenny

      not gayyyy whatso ever i happen to go here and its hella scary . A kid should not have to worry about "Oh will this be the last day i live?" "will i not come home today? " people are scared.

  • PHHS Mom

    I want to commend the student that actually reported what they heard. Now a days most students would either take it as a joke or be afraid to say anything and be labeled a "rat". This time it was just false alarm but you never know.

    • gail

      Another PHHS Mom,
      I have 2 kids at PHHS and both were concerned for their safety due to this student's "inappropriate" comments that were "not serious". The principal says the student was "disciplined". I'd like to know how hewas disciplined. I feel strongly this student should have been minimally suspended for what he did. I've read of several other incidents of students making false threats across our nation and even in Canada. One of those "pranksters" in the US was arrested was arrested and put in juvenille. If you walk into the airport these days and jokingly use the word "bomb" you will definitley not being getting on your flight. For this high schooler to realize what a serious mistake he made, he is going to need more than a "talking to". Hopefully his parents were notified as well. I agree, the student who reported this made a very mature decision.

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