‘BHS’ threat confirmed to be nonlocal


News Review Staff Writer

The Ridgecrest Police Department investigated a social media post shared through Snapchat last weekend referring to a planned school shooting at “BHS.” Law enforcement officials were able to confirm that the school in question was not Burroughs High School, but an out-of-state school with the same name.

“The horrific events that have happened across our country over the last several years have created concerns in every one of our schools and communities,” said a joint press release from Sierra Sands Unified School District and the RPD. “We strive to do our very best to keep our schools, our children, their families, our staff and community members safe at all times. When concerning statements or rumors are brought to our attention, we investigate immediately.”

According to the press release, the situation had already been resolved when RPD contacted law enforcement from the jurisdiction in question. A suspect was in custody.

“The Ridgecrest Police Department and Sierra Sands Unified School District appreciate the community’s help with information like this,” said the release. “We want to continue to encourage anyone with concerning information in the future to share it with us. Thank you.”

Story First Published: 2018-03-02