The horrific events that have happened across our country over the last several years have created concerns in every one of our schools and communities. We strive to do our very best to keep our schools, our children, their families, our staff and community members safe at all times. When concerning statements or rumors are brought to our attention, we investigate immediately. We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to resolve the problem.
The Ridgecrest Police Department and Sierra Sands Unified School District became aware of a concerning Snap Chat post that was being distributed and shared through social media over this last weekend. The Snap Chat post referred to a school shooting that was going to take place but the details were not known. The Ridgecrest Police Department was able to obtain a copy of the Snap Chat post. Through many hours of investigation, it was determined that the post was actually made from a student at an out of state high school. The Ridgecrest Police Department contacted law enforcement from that jurisdiction and confirmed the situation has already been resolved by that police department. The subject responsible for the post was arrested by the police department. The Snap Chat statement referred to BHS, which was actually a high school in another state.
The Ridgecrest Police Department and Sierra Sands Unified School District appreciate the community’s help with information like this. We want to continue to encourage anyone with concerning information in the future to share it with us. Thank you.
Sierra Sands Unified School District
113 Felspar Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555