This evening, we have been made aware of several social media posts concerning the usage of standard initials of one of our high schools and one of our middle schools in a possible threat. Please be aware that one of the posts has been discredited earlier today as an Internet hoax while the other post involves a school in Pennsylvania.
We will continue to be proactive in terms of social media and having constant communication with the Porterville Police Department and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. In light of recent events, we urge you to have meaningful conversations with your student(s) about the dangers of spreading false rumors through any social media channel.
Please continue to contact school administrators with any information you see through social media as the safety and security of our students and staff remains our highest priority for our district. We will have increased police presence at the two school sites on Thursday as a precaution.