'Shelter in Place' orders lifted at Atascadero schools after threat appears on social media

Student taken into custody for social media post

ATASCADERO, Calif. -  All Atascadero Unified School District schools were ordered to shelter in place Wednesday morning after a high school student allegedly posted threats on social media.

At about 7:56 a.m., Atascadero police received reports of a social media threat against Atascadero High School. The Atascadero Police Department school resource office quickly identified the student believed to be responsible for making the online threat and taken into police custody at his home at about 8:10 a.m., according to authorities.

Police say this student acted alone. The teen will be booked into San Luis Obispo Juvenile Services Center, but his name will not be released.

There is no threat to students or schools police say, and Atascadero High School has been cleared to return to normal operations.

Atascadero police say there will be additional officers at various Atascadero Unified Schools on March 14, during the planned student walkout.

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