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Carlsbad Schools To Reopen Wednesday After Instagram Threat

A Carlsbad High School marquee sign is shown in this undated photo.
A Carlsbad High School marquee sign is shown in this undated photo.

Carlsbad High School and the Carlsbad Village Academy will reopen for classes Wednesday after 2,600 students were sent home on Monday following an anonymous threat on social media.

Assistant Superintendent Rick Grove said a student saw the threat on Instagram and reported it to parents, who alerted the school. Students were released from school around 11 a.m. Monday and were instructed not to return Tuesday. Carlsbad Village Academy is a continuation school on the grounds of Carlsbad High School.

An investigation has yet to discover the source of the threat, but Grove said the school is reopening Wednesday morning.


“It was clear from the message that the threat was isolated to a specific school at a specific time,“ Grove said. “While the ongoing investigation into the identity of the person who posted the message is not concluded, we feel confident in our ability to provide a safe learning environment for students tomorrow."

Grove said Carlsbad police are asking for any information from students and parents that could assist the investigation.

“While law enforcement has indicated their belief that no credible threat exists, there will be a significant police presence both on, and around the CHS/CVA campuses tomorrow and for the remainder of the week. In conjunction with the Carlsbad Police Department, we are confident in our ability to ensure the safety of students and staff and will continue to be vigilant in these efforts," Grove said.

Carlsbad School District was rocked in 2010 when a shooter at Kelly Elementary wounded two girls.

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