A message was found at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, written in pencil in a boy’s bathroom on the campus at 315 E. 11th St., according to Tracy Unified School District spokeswoman Jessica Cardoza.
She said all students were being evacuated to Lincoln Park, while the Tracy Police Department clears the campus and investigates the threat.
Lincoln Park is located next to the Tracy Public Library at 20 E. Eaton Ave.
According to Cardoza, police don’t believe the message is “credible,” but she said that schools in the district “have to treat every threat as a credible threat.”
A recording was sent from the district office to parents as early as 2:30 p.m. stating that students can be picked up at Lincoln Park. Students who ride buses will be picked up at their normal time on their normal route.
Students who walk home will be released from the park at 3 p.m.
“Students are safe and are with district staff,” the recording stated.
Cardoza said at 6:30 p.m. that police were still checking the school, but that classes are expected to resume on a regular schedule Thursday, March 14.
She also said that this threat could have something to do with rumors at Kimball High School this week that there might be a shooting planned at the 3200 Jaguar Run campus.
She said earlier in the week that the rumors at Kimball were unfounded.
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