Extra security measures were in place this week at Hart High School in Santa Clarita in the wake of a recent reported threat, authorities said.
Although the threat did not appear to be credible, extra deputies were assigned as a precaution at the campus at 24825 Newhall Ave., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
According to CBS2, administrators sent an email to families advising them that a threat was found in a campus restroom and law enforcement was notified.
Earlier this month, four Hart students under the age of 18 were arrested after one of them allegedly was in possession of a gun on the campus.
After receiving a credible tip through their anonymous tip line, school officials and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reported they found a student allegedly in possession of a firearm and took the student into custody on Sept. 8, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported.
Three other students were also arrested in connection to the investigation, The Signal reported.
According to Principal Jason d’Autremont, the investigation began when administrators learned through their anonymous tip line that a student was seen in a photo on social media in possession of a firearm.
The names of the students—two boys and two girls—were withheld by police because they are minors. Unconfirmed reports indicate that one of the girls had experienced ongoing bullying.