Willows High Threat Response

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November 12, 2017

Willows High Threat Response

Willows, CA - The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Glenn County Mental Health and Willows Unified School District, initiated a swift and thorough response to a reported threat to the students and staff at Willows High School via social media.

On Saturday, November 11th, at 3:23 p.m., Glenn County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible threat to Willows High School, via a student's Snapchat photo. The photo was of a Willows High School student holding a firearm and wearing a mask captioned, "Guess who is shooting up the school Monday". The student dispersed the photo to friends on Snapchat and it was subsequently provided to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies, along with members of the Glenn County System-wide Mental Health Assessment Response Treatment (SMART) team, initiated an investigation. After an in depth interview with the student and the student's guardians, Deputies determined the student did not have the intent or means to carry out the act. The student has been referred to Glenn County Juvenile Probation and further evaluation with members of the SMART Team.

Due to the swift multi agency response it had been deemed Willows High School students are not in any danger as a result of this incident. Willows High School will resume regular classes on Monday November 13th   

Glenn County Sheriff's Office continually strives to assist all school districts within the county in maintaining a safe learning environment. Any concerns regarding school safety should be immediately reported to Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. Glenn County Sheriff’s Office can be reached in person at 543 W. Oak St Willows, CA, by phone at (530) 934-6431 or calling 911 in cases of an emergency. Visit our website: www.countyofglenn.net and select Sheriff, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenncountysheriff .