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Threat made against Escondido High School football game

Posted: 4:34 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-29 06:18:34Z
Escondido police

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Escondido Police alerted the public Friday to an anonymous tip about a threat of violence at Friday's Escondido High School football game.

The threat, which was reported just before noon, appeared to originate on social media, police said. Officers are investigating to determine who sent the threat and whether it is valid.

According to police, the threat was in response to a racially charged picture involving Escondido High School Seniors. The photo began circulating on social media Thursday.

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Extra officers were at the football game.

The Escondido Cougars played Rancho Buena Vista High School of Vista at the Escondido High School Stadium, 1535 N. Broadway. The game finished with no incident.

The school district released this statement to 10News:

"After consulting with the Escondido Police Dept., they advised the level of threat did not warrant cancellation. We are working with them at the game to ensure safety of our students, families and community."