Los Banos

Police: School threat not credible

The Los Banos Police Department is trying to stop rumors and fear regarding what they call non-credible threats of violence toward Pacheco High School made Thursday. Police issued a news release stating: "The Police Department, in conjunction with school district officials, are investigating the possibility of a school threat believed to have originated from an out of state juvenile. Detectives continue to work with school officials but at this point the department believes no credible threat exists."

The Los Banos Unified School District sent phone messages to parents Thursday informing them that Pacheco had received threats.

Although police have said they don't believe the threats are credible, law enforcement has increased its presence on the Pacheco campus as a precaution.

“The Police Department understands that these topics are very sensitive and we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of students and staff at our local schools. We have allocated additional resources to our school campus; our number one priority is providing a safe learning environment," Police Chief Gary Brizzee said.