Officers Guard Fortuna School Today Where Mass Casualty Attack Was Allegedly Planned by Two Juveniles Last Week
Law enforcement is at Fortuna High to assure the safety and calm of students and their parents after the arrest last Thursday of two juveniles for allegedly planning a mass casualty event. Parents were understandably leery of sending their children off to the site of the intended attack and then a post reportedly from a juvenile on social media added fuel to the fire.
Fortuna Police though have said they investigated the possibility of further problems. “These allegations and reports are being taken very seriously and have been followed up by investigating officers,” they posted in a press release Saturday. “These allegations have been found to not be credible.”
Parent Michele Thomson videoed her drive to the High School and showed two law enforcement vehicles parked at the school in the clip above. (See about 1:30 from the end for the actual video of the school.)
Thomson tells us that there were “4 officers at the back of the school, at least 1 officer at each entrance and one had 2. There is also an officer at Toddy Thomas. I am very satisfied with the safety of my family members attending area schools today.”