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Threats against East County schools investigated

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Posted at 3:22 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 09:40:50-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - Extra law enforcement officers are in place at Santana and West Hills High Schools in Santee due to unsubstantiated threats of violence.

The Grossmont Union High School District and both schools’ administrators were notified Monday of the emailed threat that referred to a possible act of violence, according to a district spokesperson.

San Diego County Sheriff’s investigators are looking into the matter.

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The district issued a statement which read in part:

GUHSD will continue to work closely with the Sheriff’s Department on any threats and want to assure all in our school communities of our commitment to student and staff safety.

Santana High School was the site of a deadly school massacre on March 5, 2001. 15-year-old Andy Williams opened fire, killing two classmates and injuring 13 others.

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