Three students were arrested Sunday evening in connection wit threat against Desert Hot Springs High School posted on social media.
The Desert Hot Springs Police Department was alerted to the post by a staff member at the school on Sunday, according to KMIR. An investigation ensued and police found enough evidence to arrested two make and one female students.
“We are grateful to the staff person who alerted one of our school principals to the social media post, our administrators who immediately reported the post to local police and our law enforcement officials for their immediate and thorough response,” Supt. of Schools Dr. Sandra Lyon said in a statement. “The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority, and any threats – whether perceived or actual – are taken seriously and responded to immediately.
“This incident serves as a reminder to our students and staff members about the importance of reporting anything they see or hear that looks, sounds or feels suspicious,” Lyon added. “As a result of the sharing of information in an efficient and expedient manner, any potential threat was averted, and student and staff safety was not compromised.”
A press conference with police and school officials has been scheduled for 3 pm Monday.