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School Safety is our #1 priority; consequences for "pranks/jokes". Don't forget, If Yo

Tragic events nationwide have understandably increased anxiety and concern regarding safety at our schools. We would like our residents to know that Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, along with our Department, diligently works hand in hand with the staff and administration at all of our Antelope Valley schools to create the safest schools possible. Every threat, whether it be verbal or on social media is taken seriously by our deputies and investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our investigations have shown that a large majority of these threats are made by students as a “joke” or “prank”. Our deputies MUST treat every threat as real. This is significantly exhausting our resources. PARENTS: This is where we need YOUR help! Talk to your students about the serious consequences of making these types of “jokes” and “pranks”. Regardless of their intention, these threats are unlawful and it is important our children know that. It is also crucial that parents, teachers and administrators take action when necessary. Here is what parents and guardians can do to help: *Ensure your child/student knows and understand the severity of making a false threat. Our deputies cannot tell that their comment is a “joke” until it has been investigated. There could be criminal, civil, financial and administrative consequences at both school level and Sheriff’s Department level. *Stay connected and monitor your child/student’s social media activities. Direct messages on sites such as Instagram and Facebook allow your child to send/receive private messages. Don’t forget to CHECK THOSE! *Reach out to your principal, deputies or other trained professionals if you see behavior indicative of self-harm or harm to others. *Please, please ensure that if you own a firearm, it is kept locked and secured. This is the law. *If you see or hear something, SAY SOMETHING! Our schools and community’s safety is everyone’s responsibility. Let’s help our kids get the most out of their educational experience by working together to create the safest schools possible. If you have any questions, call our station at (661) 948-8466 or contact your local school resource deputy. "If You See Something, Say Something" Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley. Ali Villalobos Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 501 W Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA 93534 Station (661) 948-8466 Desk (661) 524-2154 Website: LASD Text & Email Register at : Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: @lanlasd Facebook:

Address/Location LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff 501 W Lancaster Blvd Lancaster, CA 93534

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