The message, written in red on a Skyview High School bathroom wall, warns of a planned shooting at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday, April 18.
Nampa police and school officials are investigating the threat, found last Thursday, and have not reported any evidence substantiating the claims. School administrators sent a letter to Skyview parents, notifying them of the threat and efforts to ensure students’ safety.
The message warns that a group of students plans to target teachers, administrators and students “one-by-one” at Skyview, Nampa School District spokeswoman Kathleen Tuck told the Statesman.
Tuck said school officials and police are reviewing evidence and surveillance camera footage to determine who wrote the message, which has circulated on social media and sparked concern from parents. She said officials are “doing everything we can to assure people we’re making the school safe.”
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While police work to identify the person or people behind the scrawled message, they plan extra patrols and other precautions at Skyview Tuesday. Tuck said parents who want to keep their children home on Tuesday can call the school to excuse the absence.
Nampa police spokesman Sgt. Tim Riha said he doesn’t believe a particular suspect had been identified as of Monday morning.
"Making threats on school grounds is a misdemeanor. Whether or not the threats were actually meant to be carried out is irrelevant,” Nampa police Sgt. Rob Wiggins told KIVI-TV, Channel 6.