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July 6, 2022

Police respond to threats against middle school

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KING CITY — On Monday, May 22, at about 8:06 a.m., King City Police responded to Chalone Peaks Middle School for the report of threats of a school shooting.

King City Police Department was notified of a threat placed on the school’s Instagram account, stating “I’m going to shoot down the school, so I guess the eighth graders got lucky.”

The threat was placed as a comment on the school calendar for that day.

The threat was erased immediately; however, Officer Joseph Andriola investigated the case and obtained information from Instagram security division regarding the originating account of the comment.

The account came back to a minor female who attends school at Chalone Peaks. The juvenile was interviewed and provided a full statement advising the comment was meant as a joke and she deleted it immediately after realizing how serious the matter could be.

The case was referred to Juvenile Probation and school authorities.

King City Police and school authorities take all threats of this nature seriously and investigate them all to the full extent possible.

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