Guam – A social media post threatening violence against a school prompted the immediate lockdown of Southern High School this morning.
Unlike yesterday’s active shooter scare at Tiyan High School, this morning’s lockdown at SHS was not a drill.
The lockdown at the Santa Rita campus comes a day after the active shooter fiasco at Tiyan High School Monday, in which the school principal deliberately alerted the school that the active shooter situation was not a drill when in fact it was.
This morning’s lockdown at Southern high was carried out shortly after 6:45 a.m. According to GDOE Public Information Officer Isa Baza, it was prompted by a possible threat of violence that was discovered on social media in which a student posted words and images depicting violence.
Within minutes of the discovery, the lock down was initiated at 6:49 a.m. and lifted at 7:30 a.m.
The Guam Police Department conducted a search of the student’s belongings which yielded no findings. However the student was removed from the campus by authorities.