Glenn Co. Sheriff: School shooting threat not credible


WILLOWS, Calif. - The Glenn County Sheriff's Office tracked down a threat made to the students and staff at Willows High and determined the student didn't have the intent or means to carry out the act.

According to the Sheriff's Office, law enforcement received a report of a possible threat to Willows High School via a student's Snapchat photo.

Officials said that the photo was of a Willows High School student holding a firearm and wearing a mask captioned, "Guess who is shooting up the school Monday". The student dispersed the photo to friends on Snapchat and it was subsequently provided to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies, along with members of the Glenn County System-wide Mental Health Assessment Response Treatment (SMART) team, initiated an investigation.

Deputies said that after an in-depth interview with the student and the student's guardians, deputies determined the student did not have the intent or means to carry out the act. The student has been referred to Glenn County Juvenile Probation and further evaluation with members of the SMART Team.

Due to the swift multi-agency response, the Sheriff's Office has deemed that Willows High School students are not in any danger as a result of this incident. Willows High School will resume regular classes on Monday, November 13.