I am calling to update you on the reported threat to our school.
I am pleased to report that the two suspects associated with the social media post that was reported to police this weekend have been arrested tonight and are in the custody of the Sacramento Police Department.
This is Principal David Van Natten. I am calling to let you know that today my team and I have been working diligently with the Sacramento Police Department to investigate a reported threat made to our campus via social media this weekend. Many of you have contacted me today to ask questions about this new threat, and I want to share with our entire community what has transpired.
I want to start by thanking all of you for quickly responding to the bomb threat at Kennedy High School today. While we are all disturbed by this incident, I am pleased to share that all students evacuated safely and are reunited with their families. We are grateful to everyone at our school that put safety first and took immediate action.
This message is to provide you with a safety update. I am pleased to inform you that today was peaceful at Kennedy.
Students participated in a number of activities, including a 17-minute civic action event in honor of the National School Walkout. I know there have been some concerns in the past 24 hours about whether it has been safe to come to school. Today, all of our students are safe, and we continue to focus on teaching and learning. I am hopeful that students and parents will feel safe on campus.
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