There's nothing that makes me more nervous as a parent than when I have to worry about the safety of my children. Today, I received the call from my daughter that there was a video going around school of a man filming her high school (Martin Luther King HS) calling it "ground zero" and making what sounded like a threat against schools there. I saw the video, it made my stomach turn. Shortly after I spoke to my daughter, I realized I had missed an email from the district saying that Riverside Police Department deemed the threat non-credible.
Here's the verbiage they used in the email:
"The Riverside Police Department has been made aware of a concerning video posted on social media recently depicting a man driving through the parking lot of Martin Luther King High School (in Riverside) while commenting. The video was reported by school administration to the School Resource Officer, and we are working closely with Riverside Unified School District officials and community members in this investigation. At this time, there is no credible threat toward the high school, students, or staff. The police department and district will continue to maintain the safety of our school community. And remember, if you see something, say something."
Not sure if this threat was made in response to a picture of a few students that went viral last week around the school. It's my understanding that some of those students have been suspended.