On Thursday morning, Brentwood Police were on the Liberty High School campus due to rumors about students being harmed.
The rumors were started on social media which were triggered from an incident that began in Discovery bay involving a 14-year-old who broke into the school, stole items and left a threatening note. The rumors online also tied in Sandy Hook Anniversary. The rumors also began to advise parents to keep their kids home from school while the staff was advised of the same.
According to Superintendent Eric Volta, he stated irresponsible online comments were made that triggered the police to be on campus Thursday.
“I just came from the school and law enforcement has looked into every rumor and found them baseless. They are on campus today to calm feelings,” said Volta.
He added that the family involved has been cooperating with police and thanked Brentwood Police for their due diligence in investigating the rumors.
Principal Heather Harper addressed parents in the following message:
Dear Liberty Families,
It has come to our attention that there is a rumor on social media of a student making a threat against Liberty High School.
Administration has been working with local law enforcement to investigate the situation. Although law enforcement has found no validity to these rumors, we are taking appropriate precautions as a result of the recent events in Discovery Bay. We will have additional police present in the local area and on campus to help ensure Liberty High School is a safe environment. Student and staff safety is always the primary focus at Liberty High School. I look forward to see all of our students tomorrow as they prepare for their finals next week.
Principal, Liberty High School