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Potential threat investigated at Paso Robles High School campus 

–Early Monday afternoon, a note was sent out by Paso Robles High School Principal Anthony Overton regarding a potential threat made against Paso Robles High School. The note reads:

Good afternoon Parents and Guardians,

I am reaching out to you this afternoon to make you aware that it was brought to our attention by both parents and students, that there was a rumor of a potential threat circulating the PRHS campus. Staff and Paso Robles Police Department took swift action. The rumored threat was investigated. Local authorities and school administrators are following through and holding individuals responsible for their inappropriate comments. Please note that even when comments are made in jest, we hold students accountable for their actions according to California Education Code. No threat of violence or weapons are in any way humorous to our educational environment.

Our first priority is always student safety and we will continue to work in partnership with our local authorities to ensure that our students and staff are safe. This reminds us of the importance for us as parents and educators to talk to our students about the significance of their comments related to potential violence and/or online posts. Both the school and local authorities take every comment whether in person or on social media post very seriously and we will follow through with appropriate disciplinary consequences.

It is very important for your active collaboration as you monitor your child’s online social media activity. This incident also serves as a reminder of our anonymous tip line which is available on both the school and district’s webpages…


The links to the tip lines are as follows:



No further information is available at this time. The story will be updated if more details are received.



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