Possible School Threat Investigated by Mendocino Sheriff’s Department
On 2-27-18 at approximately 4:05 P.M., Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to contact school administrators for the Round Valley Elementary School (76280 High School Street in Covelo, California) regarding a potential threat made by a student.
The reporting party informed the Sheriff’s Office that school personnel were advised that day of a possible threat made by a student towards the students and staff of the Round Valley Elementary School.
The school administrator reported the incident immediately to the Sheriff’s Office and Deputies responded to investigate.
During a two-day investigation, Deputies interviewed multiple students, staff members, parents, and other community members who reportedly had information relating to this alleged threat. Deputies spent multiple hours at the school and investigated numerous possible sources of information related to this incident.
Through this investigation, Deputies determined that no criminal threat had occurred.
Deputies remained in constant communication with representatives of the school to keep them appraised of the progress and status of this ongoing investigation.
The safety of the students, school staff, and the Covelo community is a priority of the Round Valley Elementary School and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s is committed to thoroughly and effectively investigate any potential threat to any school in our county. The cooperation of school administrators, students, parents, school personnel, and the entire community is greatly appreciated and imperative in such an investigation.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage all residents of our county to report any suspicious behavior or activities. If you see or hear something concerning or suspicious, please report it immediately to law enforcement.