Torrey Pines High School classes canceled in light of threat to school from former student

Posted at 7:32 AM, May 31, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Classes at Torrey Pines High School were canceled Thursday morning in light of a threat from a former student, the school’s principal said.

In a message posted on the school’s Facebook page, Principal Rob Coppo said:


Dear Falcon Families,

All classes and school related activities are canceled today.

Early this morning we received information from SDPD regarding a threat to Torrey Pines High School. The threat included weapons and came from a former student. SDPD is investigating and is working closely with our administration team and district representatives. While we do not have any other details regarding the threat, in an abundance of caution, we have decided to close the school. Please keep you [sic] students home today 5/31/18. We will continue to update you when we have additional information.

San Diego police said they received information regarding a threat against the school that included “the possible use of weapons.”

The threat is believed to have been made by a former student, and the San Dieguito Union High School District superintendent told 10News that the threat was posted on Instagram.

The student, who was not identified, has not been located. Police stated that “there is no one in custody at this time.”

Because police have not determined that the threat was not credible, the decision was made to cancel classes for the day.

The school has already faced threats this year. On Feb. 26, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of threatening the school. The boy, a former student, allegedly threatened a shooting at the campus, authorities said.

The day before, a 14-year-old Torrey Pines High student was taken into custody on suspicion of making criminal threats. The threats prompted the school to cancel a planned pep rally.