Cal High seeing increased police presence due to graffiti threat

Message found in boys' bathroom threatens school with shooting on May 9

San Ramon residents may notice an increased police presence around California High School over the next week after graffiti was found in a boys restroom threatening to shoot up the school on May 9, according to Cal High principal Chris George.

The note was found by a student in a boys’ bathroom on Wednesday morning, and read “Cal will be shot up 5/9. Final warning.”

San Ramon police were immediately contacted and are currently investigating the threat; authorities are encouraging anyone with information related to the case to come forward.

“We (will) share these investigations with you to keep you informed. Know that we are taking this very seriously. There is nothing more important to us than the safety of your students and the Cal High staff and campus,” George said in an email to Cal High parents.

Both the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and San Ramon Police Department have a standing policy of “if you see something or know something, say something,” for issues related to school safety. Each school has its own anonymous tip line link posted to their website that anyone can use to send information, related to this case or others.

“We are grateful that once again a student did the right thing and upon finding the graffiti, immediately contacted a staff member,” George added. “If you or your students have any information that may help us in our investigation, please contact me. Communicating with you, to the best of our ability, continues to be a top priority at California High School.”

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