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Lakeside USD: Parents notified after threat made against students

District says threat does not appear credible
Posted: 9:12 AM, Dec 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-14 12:13:50-05
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Parents were notified yesterday by Lakeside Union School District after a threat to student safety was made.

According to a statement from Lakeside USD District Superintendent Ty Bryson, a threat to student safety was reported to the staff at Lakeside School by a student yesterday afternoon. Bryson says that the threat "does not appear to be credible." Bryson says they take all threats seriously and notified law enforcement. The district also says the school will continue to follow safety protocols.

In the statement, Bryson says the Kern County Sheriff's Department has "taken the lead and is investigating the report." Bryson also says the school will continue to follow safety protocols.

The threat has caused no interruption to normal operations and activities, according to Bryson.

Full statement from Lakeside USD:

Good evening Lakeside Families, I wanted to make you aware of a situation that occurred today. A threat to student safety was reported to the staff at Lakeside School by a student this afternoon. Although the threat does not appear to be credible, we take all threats seriously and have notified law enforcement. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department has taken the lead and is investigating the report. Deputies are working this evening to ensure there is no threat to our students' safety and that our school is safe. The school will continue to follow the safety protocols we have in place and maintain a heightened awareness to ensure safety is our number one priority. This has caused no interruption to our normal operations and activities. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school tomorrow and hope to see everything back to normal.
Ty Bryson, District Superintendent