Atascadero student arrested first day of school
August 26, 2014
Before the start of the first day of school on Monday, Atascadero High School administrators discovered a video online that they determined posed a possible threat to students. Shortly afterwards, one student was in police custody.
School officials have not responded to inquires about the incident.
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday Principal E.J. Rossi sent of the following email to parents:
‘This morning we were forwarded a video that was posted by one of our students that posed a possible threat. We saw the video just before school and our first priority was to determine the validity of the video and talk to the student who posted it.
“Atascadero High School administration took all of the appropriate measures to investigate the video and included the authorities. Prior to class starting, we were able to determine there was no immediate threat to our school and the student who posted the video was taken into custody in addition to school discipline.
“I wanted to share out as much information as I could in case you begin to hear rumors and to ensure you that your child is and was safe. We work to maintain a safe environment and I am thankful for our community and Atascadero Police Department for our combined efforts to do so.”