Shooting Threat Prompts Escondido School Closures

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - A school administrator says a social media posting warns that bullets will fly at an Escondido high school and that the posting's alleged author vows to commit suicide after opening fire.

Dennis Snyder, executive director of American Heritage Charter Schools, says he heeded police advice to close all four of his campuses on Friday as a precaution.

Police in the north San Diego suburb say the posting warned of violence at Escondido Charter High School on Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST. Police learned about the posting Thursday afternoon and say they considered it a credible threat.

Police have not identified any suspects and say no arrests have been made.

The schools are scheduled to reopen Tuesday. They are closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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