Security upped at Cathedral City High after rumors of social media threat

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Police have increased their presence at Cathedral City High School on Monday, a day after the principal of the school emailed parents about rumors of a threat circulating social media.

“As soon as we became aware of a posting earlier this evening that rumored harm, we contacted Cathedral City Police and have been working with them to determine the originator of the posting,” Principal Guillermo Chavez said in an email (via KESQ).

“We are confident that we have been able to do that and are addressing the matter. We will also have increased security and police presence in and around the school tomorrow morning as an added precaution. The safety of our students and our staff is our number one priority. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and please remind your children to report anything they see or hear that does not look or feel right.”

Officials from the Palm Springs Unified School District said in a Facebook post that they are “confident” they’ve found the source of the rumor, but have increased security as a precaution.

“The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority,” the post stated.

A few students heard about a potential threat last week, according to the Desert Sun – and the rumors emerged again Sunday night.


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