Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat

Bay Area school districts on high alert after widely distributed threat
The West Contra Costa Unified School District, 1108 Bissell Ave.
An email threat sent this morning to multiple K-12 school districts in the Bay Area was deemed not credible by law enforcement.
The email reportedly claimed a bomb would detonate on campus until the release of all “Russian prisoners and captives and persons from all U.S. jails, prisons and institutions,” the Brentwood School District reported on its Facebook account. It was distributed to school districts across the state, the news service reported.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) was among the local school districts on high alert, restricting access to sites and campuses following the email threat. Safety checks were conducted at all school and district sites, Sonja Neely-Johnson, WCCUSD chief academic officer, said in a letter to families.

“The Contra Costa County Office of Education has confirmed through the Sheriff’s Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that the email threat received this morning was distributed nationwide and has been deemed not credible,” said Neely-Johnson said.

Per district protocols, campus access on all sites were being restricted to one point of entry until the end of the instructional day.

“All school activities and after-school programs will continue throughout the day as normal,” Neely-Johnson said.

The email threat was made against K-12 school districts and did not impact Contra Costa County’s community colleges, according to the Contra Costa Community College District.