Security stepped up at West Hills High School in Santee after threat to Kentucky school

Posted at 8:08 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 11:10:43-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - Deputies stepped up patrols at West Hills High School in Santee Friday after an unsubstantiated threat was made against a similarly-named school in Kentucky.

San Diego County sheriff’s officials said deputies were made aware of an Instagram post on Thursday that warned students to not come to school on Sept. 14 or they would get hurt.

An investigation determined that the social media threat was not directed at West Hills High School and was made by a student at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Frankfort County sheriff’s officials said the threat at Western Hills High was “scratched into a stall of the women’s restroom” on Thursday, and the incident remains under investigation.

Despite no direct threat made to West Hills High in Santee, extra patrols will be at the campus throughout the day Friday out of an abundance of caution.