Arrest made in non-viable threat against Alhambra High

The below message was sent out the morning of Thursday, December 12 from MUSD School Superintendent CJ Cammack.

School threat, determined not viable

December 12, 2019

Dear MUSD Staff and Parent Community,

Late last night the District was made aware of an anonymous threat regarding a shooting at Alhambra High School on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Through the remainder of the evening and into the early hours of this morning, we worked closely with the Martinez Police Department and were able to identify the student responsible for making the threat. Please note, it was determined the threat was not viable.

Nonetheless, making threats against a school, including false threats, is against the law. At this time, the individual responsible for making the threat has been arrested. Due to the privacy rights of minors, any further information regarding the student will not be shared publically.

Again, the threat was determined to be not viable. There is no further threat to AHS and after consultation with the Martinez Police Department, we will keep AHS open and operating under a regular schedule. There was no threat to our other MUSD schools. All other MUSD schools will also operate on a regular schedule. I recognize you each have individual decisions to make regarding your child’s attendance, and we appreciate that such decisions remain yours to make as the parent.

Any event of this nature, even a false threat, can be unsettling. The District will mobilize additional counseling support for AHS for the rest of this week for any student who may wish to speak with a counselor regarding this matter. As you have likely seen in recent days and weeks, other schools in the Bay Area have also been subject to various threats. I am not suggesting that any of these incidents are connected. Rather, it is further evidence these issues are impacting schools throughout the state, and I am sure the nation. Our focus will remain local and we will continue with a solution-focused approach to addressing these issues in our community, in our schools, and with our students. I am grateful for the ongoing support and partnership of the entire Martinez Police Department and for their swift actions in support of our schools and community.


CJ Cammack, Superintendent

Martinez Unified School District

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