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School district officials say there was no threat to Kern Valley High School

Posted at 7:55 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 02:35:01-05

Kern Valley High School held a forum to address parents' concerns over threatening comments allegedly made by students.

The Kern High School District said Tuesday they were made aware of a social media discussion regarding Kern Valley High School. 

Officials said the KHSD Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office investigated threatening  comments allegedly made by students last Thursday and again on Tuesday. They do not believe there was a threat against KVHS.

KHSD said as a precaution, an additional officer was at KVHS Monday. 

KVHS administration sent a message home to all parents and guardians of KVHS students notifying them of the situation and inviting them to a parent forum on Wednesday.

Parents asked administration for more communication when threatening comments are reported.

Principal John Meyers said in the future parents will be notified when there is a threat to their children, but not necessarily to discredit rumors or investigations that do not pose a threat.

KHSD said "student and staff safety is our first priority, and we take every threat seriously."