Fake text message about bomb threat linked to East County schools

Posted at 7:13 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 22:13:42-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A threat circulating among Valhalla High School students about a bomb threat against the El Cajon school is unsubstantiated, a Grossmont Union High School spokesperson tweeted Thursday night.

Students received a text that appeared to be from CNN and claimed that Grossmont Union High School District schools would be closed Friday, according to the district’s public information officer Catherine Martin. 

The text is not valid, Martin wrote, adding that schools would be open Friday.

RELATED: San Diego County deputies investigate possible threats to Valhalla High School

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the matter. There was no immediate word about extra security at the school, at 1725 Hillsdale Road.