Threatening letters lead to San Gabriel Elementary school evacuation

September 12, 2015

school1Teachers at San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero arrived to school on Friday morning to find someone had entered their classrooms and left threatening letters on their desks and a suspicious object on the playground. School officials evacuated the campus as law enforcement personnel arrived on campus.

The school was closed to students for the remainder of the school day.

Investigators from local, state and federal agencies participated in the investigation that has not yet identified a suspect. The San Luis Obispo County bomb squad removed the suspicious object from the playground. Details about the object are not being released at this time.

Police said the incident appeared to be isolated to the San Gabriel School campus and no ongoing threat has been identified. Officers are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051.

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Exactly how were the classrooms accessed? Perhaps a disgruntled staff member or former employee?