On Friday, a Heritage High School student in Brentwood was arrested after a social media post.
A photograph began surfacing of a student with a firearm pointing it at the campus and threatening to shoot during a rally at 11:00 am.
According to Principal Larry Oshodi, he shared the following information at our request:
One of our students posted an image online that looked like he was holding a gun openly on campus yesterday morning. Brentwood police was notified per protocol and officers arrived on campus immediately. Investigations revealed that it was an edited photo made by the student and he had no weapon and was no threat to the campus.
We requested a copy of the letter sent to parents, which O’shodi did not provide, however, a parent who wished to remain anonymous provided the following letter sent out Friday:
Dear Heritage Parents,
One of our students posted an image online that looked like he was holding a gun openly on campus this morning.
We notified Brentwood Police per protocol and officers arrived on campus immediately and investigations revealed that it was an edited photo made by the student.
The student has no weapon and is no threat to the school. We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously hence the swift and deliberate manner this matter was handled.
I want to express my gratitude to the officers of the Brentwood Police department again for their prompt response and actions.
Sincerely, Larry Oshodi Principal
No further information was released by the school or the Brentwood Police Department.