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San Ramon: Coyote Creek Elementary placed on lockdown after graffiti threat

Lockdown lasts 1-1/2 hours out of 'extreme abundance of caution'

Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning for more than an hour after threatening graffiti was discovered in the main boys bathroom that read “Evry body dies at 12:30."

According to school district officials, police are at the scene investigating the threat and while it does not appear credible, an increased police presence will remain on campus for the remained of the day in an “extreme abundance of caution.”

District officials added that the lockdown began around noon and was lifted at 1:30 p.m.

This is only the most recent in a series of fake graffiti threats found on campuses throughout the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In November Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon received two similar threats in one week.

San Ramon Police Department and SRVUSD officials have a standing “see something, say something” policy encouraging students and residents to report suspicious and potentially dangerous sightings.

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Each SRVUSD school has its own anonymous tip line link posted to their website that anyone can use to send information on this threat or other concerning issues. Residents can also call the San Ramon Police Department at 973-2779.

Residents are also encouraged to stay informed by following the school district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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San Ramon: Coyote Creek Elementary placed on lockdown after graffiti threat

Lockdown lasts 1-1/2 hours out of 'extreme abundance of caution'

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Uploaded: Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 1:43 pm
Updated: Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 3:32 pm

Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning for more than an hour after threatening graffiti was discovered in the main boys bathroom that read “Evry body dies at 12:30."

According to school district officials, police are at the scene investigating the threat and while it does not appear credible, an increased police presence will remain on campus for the remained of the day in an “extreme abundance of caution.”

District officials added that the lockdown began around noon and was lifted at 1:30 p.m.

This is only the most recent in a series of fake graffiti threats found on campuses throughout the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In November Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon received two similar threats in one week.

San Ramon Police Department and SRVUSD officials have a standing “see something, say something” policy encouraging students and residents to report suspicious and potentially dangerous sightings.

Each SRVUSD school has its own anonymous tip line link posted to their website that anyone can use to send information on this threat or other concerning issues. Residents can also call the San Ramon Police Department at 973-2779.

Residents are also encouraged to stay informed by following the school district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Rick
Registered user
Danville
on Dec 4, 2019 at 7:52 am
Rick, Danville
Registered user
on Dec 4, 2019 at 7:52 am
3 people like this

As a general comment, mass (or limited, for that matter) casualty incidents - which Coyote Creek thankfully was not - are best (perhaps, only) curtailed by a citizenry that, when they see something (potentially or probably) threatening from deranged adults or "troubled" kids will say something because banning this or taking away that is not the foundation of a free and open society. More importantly, banning/taking away won't work. Unfounded reports (of deranged/troubled individuals) by likewise trouble-making, vindictive and 'score-settling' vendetta mongers will have to be publicly announced and proportionately punished. Without responsible, reliable and timely observational reporting, of adults and kids, Coyote Creek-type situations will, regrettably, continue.


Al
San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 9:19 am
Al, San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 9:19 am
2 people like this

Rick's comments are well taken. We should expose the names of anyone who is responsible for making threats such as this. Parents and their kids should be shamed and made known to the public.


Rick
Registered user
Danville
on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:45 am
Rick, Danville
Registered user
on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:45 am
2 people like this

Al - I neglected to include the concept of parental liability - - that is - - if a child makes a terrorist-type threat or actually perpetrates such an act both the child AND the parents should - must - be held strictly accountable. Parents know, or should know, what their kids are up to.


Eric
San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm
Eric, San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm
2 people like this

I live one block away from that school, which I consider it an outstanding one, since my daughter attended it (k-5), (and it has great teachers!) and agree with both Rick and Al ("We should expose the names of anyone who is responsible for making threats such as this.")

San Ramon has been an outstanding town(now a small city) for kids to live and go to school, and I would, like many people living in it, like to keep it that way.


Nick
San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm
Nick, San Ramon
on Dec 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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Whatever happened to bomb threats?


Sarah
San Ramon
on Dec 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm
Sarah, San Ramon
on Dec 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm
2 people like this

So, let me get this straight, if an eight year wrote this you would want both the child and the parents to be shunned? Or a ten year old? Or a twelve year old? What happens when it is your child and you and your child are shunned for something stupid your child did? Discipline is to be expected, like anything stupid children do. And children do stupid things all the time. That is how they learn right from wrong. Because you told them not to do something doesn't mean they won't test the waters.


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