ELK GROVE, Calif. – August 27, 2019 – Early this afternoon, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Department of Safety and Security received information about a possible student posting a social media threat toward a secondary school site in the Sacramento area. EGUSD Safety and Security responded immediately to begin a threat assessment. The threat was general and vague and distributed to a wide audience.
Preliminary information indicated that the student had made the threat toward their previous non-EGUSD school. Further information quickly gathered by EGUSD Safety and Security swiftly identified the student and their whereabouts within the District allowing law enforcement to take swift action in locating and detaining the student at the Elk Grove Charter School. Within minutes, the authorities had the student who posted the social media threat in custody.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.
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