SANTA CLARITA ( — A local principal Sunday assured parents their children would be safe amid threats made against West Ranch High School on social media sites.

Bob Vincent, principal of West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, sent out a letter to parents to allay their fears.

He wrote, “…in response to rumors that have been circulating in our community, I want you to know that we are aware of social media posts indicating an alleged threat at West Ranch High School on Monday. I can assure you that the Sheriff’s Department, West Ranch Administrators, and the William S. Hart Union High School District Administration are investigating these unsubstantiated rumors. We plan to have increased Sheriff’s presence on and around campus over the next few days.”

Vincent added, “The safety of our students and staff are our number one priority.”

CBS2 spoke to several parents Sunday afternoon.

Caroline Sage said,  “The principal said there was allegedly going to be a shooting that was supposed to happen on Monday — but that they had it all covered. We called the Sheriff’s department and they confirmed it. And said they would have the sheriff’s out here keeping an eye on everything.”

Despite that assurance, Sage told CBS2 that she was still keeping her twin 11-grade students home, “as a precaution.”


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