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Police deem Folsom High safe after student posted alleged threat onto social media, principal says

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Extra security precautions, including an increased law enforcement presence, were put in place Friday morning at Folsom High School after the school received reports that a student may have threatened violence at the school in a social media post.

In a series of tweets to Folsom High families, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District reported that the school notified the Folsom Police Department and made contact with the student, who will not be in school Friday.

Those officers determined that there was no threat to campus safety after contacting all involved parties, Folsom High principal Howard Cadenhead said in a post to the school district’s page.

“Police and school officials will continue our investigations to determine appropriate disciplinary or criminal action in this incident,” Cadenhead said.

Sgt. Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the Folsom Police Department, said the department was notified of the possible threat at 7:35 a.m.

He described the threat as “more of a comment” but did not provide additional details. When asked if anyone was detained or arrested in connection to the incident, Bates said he could not comment because the incident involved minors.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets

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