News Update!!: Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station confirms threat of school violence at Needles High School.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station confirms threat of school violence at Needles High School.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 10:21pm PT on Sunday, April 8th, 2018, deputies responded to Needles High School regarding an e-mail threat of violence.

Detectives immediately responded and began working closely with the Needles Unified School District.

School district personnel have been very cooperative. Other investigative divisions of the sheriff’s department are assisting with the investigation.

In San Bernardino County, there has been a rash of e-mail threats that have been determined to be a hoax. At this time, it appears there is no viable threat of violence at any school in the Needles Unified School District.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department investigates every threat thoroughly and will never take these incidents lightly.

Per the Needles Unified School District, all schools will resume a normal schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station – Detective Division at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at: 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: www.wetip.com

** Press Release: **

http://nixle.us/alert/6503838/

Earlier, the Needles Unified School District confirmed that due to a “credible threat”, schools in Needles, California are closed.

Messages by the Needles Unified School District were sent to parents saying, “Emergency announcement from Needles Unified School District: Good morning. This is Dr. McNeil, Superintendent of the Needles Unified School District. Late last night, the district received a credible threat that warrants closing school on Monday, April 9th until we are sure that no threat exists. All school sites will be closed and all school site personnel are asked to stay off campus until further notice. The safety of our students, staff and community is our highest priority.”

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