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Mistaken Threat Sets Off Shooter Alert At Stockton High School

Lincoln High School / Courtesy

Lincoln High School / Courtesy

Lincoln  High School in Stockton went on high alert Monday morning after parents reacted to a threat made on social media.

Stockton Police started receiving calls from parents along with postings on the police Facebook and Twitter pages about a potential school shooter.
Extra police were dispatched to the campus, robo calls went out to parents and students about the possible danger, and investigators started looking for the source.
Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva says Lincoln High School was targeted but not in California.
“We found something similar happened up in Tacoma, Washington, another Lincoln High School. That’s where the threat originated from over the weekend and the authorities up in Washington actually arrested a student.”
Tacoma police arrested a 15-year old boy on making threats and a 12-year old boy for having a weapon and making similar threats at a middle school.
Silva says all threats are being taken seriously since the first signs of a school attack often show up in social media.

Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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