SANTA MARIA The Santa Maria Police Department said there was “no immediate danger to students or staff” at Tommie Kunst Junior High School Wednesday afternoon following a school-shooting threat.
At 1 p.m. Wednesday, detectives responded to the school for a report of a school violence threat. Sgt. Alfredo Ruiz told the News-Press that the 13-year-old student, whose name was withheld due to their juvenile status, threatened to shoot up the school. The threat was heard by several other students, Sgt. Ruiz said.
The student who made the threat was contacted and detectives also spoke with the student’s parents, who were “extremely cooperative,” Sgt. Ruiz said.
“We did not locate any weapons that (the student) would have access to,” he said. “We are working with the school provide counseling or other services.”
The case will be forwarded to juvenile probation for review, police said.