Shooting threat made at Lincoln High School

Student detained
By: Steve Archer, Reporter
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A threat made Thursday afternoon by a Lincoln High School student was not carried out. The student was taken to the office and detained.

A teacher at the high school contacted school administrators that a student had said, “I will shoot this school up,” according to a press release from Lincoln High School Principal Jay Berns. The student was detained and taken to the office where school administrators contacted both the Lincoln Police Department and the Western Placer Unified School District, according to the press release.

The student will face “appropriate discipline,” according to the press release from Berns.

“We take all threats seriously and we are working with the Lincoln Police Department to ensure the safety of our school, students and staff,” Berns said in the press release. “The safety of all our students and staff is our top priority. We encourage families to discuss with their students that making statements related to school shootings or harming students/staff is not appropriate and will not be tolerated.”

Berns, in the press release, asked students, parents and guardians to contact the school or the Lincoln Police Department immediately if at any time they have concerning information. The Lincoln Police Department can be reached at 645-4040.

The threat comes just 15 days after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in  Parkland, Fla. The shooting in Parkland, Fla. also left 14 others injured and has reignited a national conversation on school shootings and gun control.