NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
Sheriff’s Department Investigating Threat Made to St. Mary’s School – UPDATE
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – (September 9, 2014) – On Monday, September 8, 2014, Sheriff’s investigators and the School Mobile Assessment Resource Team (SMART) began investigating a potentially threatening email that was sent to St. Mary’s School. Investigators and school administrators have continued to work collaboratively as the investigation continues and the threat is assessed.
Sheriff’s investigators have obtained additional information as a result of the investigation and are in the process of verifying its accuracy. It continues to be of paramount importance to the integrity of the investigation that details not be released until facts can be confirmed. There have been no additional threats received by the school or information obtained by investigators to indicate any additional safety concerns.
As a strictly precautionary measure, school administrators have determined school will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Additional information regarding the school schedule for the remainder of the week will be available tomorrow.
Additional information will be provided as the investigation allows.
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