Yuba County schools on soft lockdown after social media threat | TheUnion.com

Yuba County schools on soft lockdown after social media threat

The Appeal Democrat reports that Olivehurst schools in Yuba County are taking safety precautions today after a message about gang-related violence at Lindhurst High School circulated on social media, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department said.

The message on social media site Instagram discussed a fight yesterday between Norteños and Sureños with a threat of a shooting at LHS, Undersheriff Jerry Read said. There are strong indications that the LHS referred to Lindhurst.

School officials became aware of the threat this morning and informed the sheriff’s department, Read said.

All Olivehurst schools are on soft lockdown with extra supervision during passing periods and break time, according to an announcement by Marysville Joint Unified School District.

For more on this story contact Appeal Democrat reporter Monica Vaughan at 749-4783 and on Twitter @MonicaLVaughan.

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