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Santa Paula police say no threat to schools after social media post causes concern

First day of school Wednesday

SANTA PAULA, Calif. - Santa Paula police completed an investigation regarding an alleged threat posted on social media to a school in the area on Tuesday.

The city of Santa Paula and Santa Pula Unified School District, issued a joint press release Tuesday.

Police were informed of a post on social media that could've been interpreted as a threat towards a Santa Paula school. 

Police investigated the post and determined that there was no credible threat to any schools.

In the press release, police and city officials said they would be increasing patrols around schools and school resource officers would be on site for the first day of school out of an "abundance of caution."

"As always, safety is the top priority for both the School District and the Santa Paula Police Department and we encourage everyone to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity, including social media posts. Thanks for your vigilance and stay safe," the press release said. 

Santa Paula students returned to many of their schools beginning on Wednesday. 


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