Two Redwood High School students were taken into custody Tuesday morning for threatening gun violence toward Redwood High School.
Visalia Unified School District administration was notified at 7am that the students were taken into custody, according to a VUSD press release. At 12:22am, the Visalia Police Department responded to the reports.
The officers became aware that the two male students made threats of gun violence on social media, utilizing the Snapchat app. By approximately 5am, VPD detectives had located and taken both juveniles into custody.
According to VUSD officials, district and site staff members are working cooperatively with Visalia Police Department to assist with this investigation and to provide their complete support in every way possible.
In the release, VUSD officials stated the district takes the most conservative approach and precaution when a report of this type occurs.
“The safety and well-being of students and staff are the highest-level priority of Redwood High School and Visalia Unified School District,” officials said.
“Every VUSD school has established a safety plan which contributes to maintaining a safe learning environment for our students,” the release read. “We will be reviewing our plans and continuing our ongoing relationship with law enforcement to ensure we do everything we can to maintain the safety and security of Redwood High School and all schools in our District.”
“We are grateful to the Visalia Police Department for their rapid and professional response and on-going diligence to protect our students.”