Police in Montebello Stepping up Patrols in City's Schools After Social Media Threat

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November 19, 2019 - 9:52 am

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MONTEBELLO (CNS) - Montebello police today stepped up patrols in and around the city's high schools following a social media threat -- deemed not credible -- warning that a shooting could take place at Schurr High School, authorities said.

Police received several calls about 9 p.m. Monday "regarding a Snapchat post, warning students about a school shooting at Schurr High School that may take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19," Montebello police said in a statement.

"Montebello detectives immediately responded to investigate," police said. "The school principal was also informed and responded to the campus. Detectives investigated several leads and found no credible threat.

As a precaution, officers will be increasing patrols in and around the high schools in the city of Montebello."

The school is in the 800 block of North Wilcox Avenue.