Marshall High parents alerted about threats against school; police don’t consider them credible

May 25, 2018

Marshall High in Los Feliz

Los Feliz  — The LAPD will deploy officers to John Marshall High today in response to rumors and threats made against the school, according to emails and text alerts sent early this morning by the principal. The nature of the threat was not revealed but it was not deemed credible by police, and students were encouraged to attend classes today.

“I was informed by the LAPD around 11:30 p.m. last night that a few parents had contacted the department regarding rumors of threats to Marshall High School and that the department was investigating the issue,” said the message from Principal Gary Garcia.  “At 2:00 a.m. today, the LAPD called me to say that it does not view the threat as credible, but that it will provide officers to the school today nevertheless.”

While the threat is not considered credible, one Marshall High parent said there was talk among students on social media about not attending school today.

But a school district spokeswoman said that students are “students are encouraged to go to school.”

Marshall High serves students from portions of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake.

Copy of text received by a Marshall High parent

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