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San Luis Obispo Police Department
Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 :: 04:04 p.m. PDT


UPDATE to Laguna Middle School Threats Call. San Luis Obispo High School also mentioned in threatening email.


WHAT: Criminal Threats

WHERE: Laguna Middle School

WHEN: October 2, 2018

DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lieutenant John Bledsoe


In addition to the threats to Laguna Middle School, San Luis Obispo High School was also mentioned in the threatening email from the 14-year-old Tennessee female. The investigation revealed this suspect had no ties to San Luis Obispo High School, and police do not believe there is an on-going threat to their students, faculty, or campus.

On Monday October 1st, 2018 at approximately 4:50 pm an email was sent to a teacher at Laguna Middle School threatening to “shoot up the school.” School officials immediately notified the San Luis Obispo Police Department. The email did not name Laguna Middle School or any specific individuals associated with the school in this threat.

During the investigation police were able to obtain an IP address showing where the email originated. The subscriber information on this IP address came back to an individual and residence in the State of Tennessee. San Luis Obispo police contacted authorities in Tennessee as well as the FBI to follow up with this information. San Luis Obispo police found no evidence to indicate the individual who wrote this email has any ties to San Luis Obispo or Laguna Middle School. As a result of our investigation, we learned from Tennessee authorities that a 14-year-old female was responsible for making these threats. We confirmed there are no on-going threats to any schools or businesses within the city.

Laguna Middle School Principal John Calandro issued a statement to the parents and faculty of Laguna Middle School alerting them of the threat. He stated, “Though the police do not believe we are in any danger, we are following our district safety protocols.”

This case has been turned over to the authorities in Tennessee for further investigation into this matter. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

San Luis Obispo Police Department
1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-781-7337

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