RELATED, Feb. 9 — Parents Keep Kids Home Even as High School Threat Deemed Not Credible
A threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem and mentioning a specific date was deemed not credible after an investigation, the principal said today. The nature of the threat was not divulged.
“Boulder Creek High School staff discovered a threat written on the boys bathroom wall which mentions the date of Friday, Feb. 9,” Principal Brittany Sutton said in an automated phone call to parents. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department and school administrators “investigated the threat and believe it is not credible,” Sutton said.
“We continue to monitor the situation and will have an increased police presence on campus Friday,” she said, “primarily to continue the investigation.”
Sutton urged parents to impress upon their children the seriousness of making threats, which can among other consequences lead to school suspension. She also asked parents to ask their children to notify a parent or any adult at school of any destructive behavior.
The phone call was made to discourage rumors, she said.