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Sheriff’s Office Reports Multiple Threats Against Local Schools: Hoax Likely

On the evening of April 8th, multiple Lassen County schools/districts received emails that included threats to commit harm on school campuses.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, Susanville Police Department, and California Highway Patrol increased patrol presence at campuses on the morning of April 9th while the threats were being investigated.

Local law enforcement agencies have been working with area schools and the Lassen County Office of Education.

The email information was forwarded to the cybercrime unit of the FBI. The FBI has confirmed that they are receiving reports of this same email from around the nation.

It appears that the email address used to send the threats was “spoofed” and the threats are likely a hoax. A similar event happened in the UK 2-3 weeks ago.

“The safety and security of our schools and children is of the utmost importance,” explains Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon, “and we take all threats to their safety very seriously.”

Anyone with information about these or other threats is encouraged to call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office or Susanville Police Department.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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