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CONTACTS: Lieutenant Jeff Hallock, OC Sheriff’s Dept. at (714) 904-7042 or JHallock@ocsd.org; Virtue Byrd, Director of Communications, St. Mary’s School at (949) 448-9027 x345 or Virtue.Byrd@smaa.org
St. Mary’s School E-Mail Threat Investigation – UPDATE
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – (September 10, 2014) – On Monday, September 8, 2014, Sheriff’s investigators and the School Mobile Assessment Resource Team (SMART) began investigating a threatening email that was sent to St. Mary’s School. Investigators and school administrators have continued to work collaboratively throughout the investigation, attempting to identify the source and credibility of the threat.
Immediately following receipt of the email threat Monday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department initiated an investigation in an attempt to evaluate the threat. Sheriff’s deputies increased their patrol presence in and around the campus and school administrators modified student movement throughout the campus for the remainder of the day. Continue reading