Update San Diego Unified Police identify student suspected of making false threats

first_imgUpdate: San Diego Unified Police identify student suspected of making false threats on social media against four district schools February 23, 2018 Updated: 5:15 PM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Unified School District police department identified a student Friday who is suspected of posting false threats against four schools on social media following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida.District police identified a seventh-grade student who attends a San Diego Unified school as the suspect two days after social media messages started appearing on Facebook and Snapchat that warned of a potential shooting at Creative Performing Media Arts Middle School, Madison High School, San Diego High School, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts.Related Link: Unsubstantiated threats at multiple San Diego schools prompt heightened police presence on campusesSchool Police immediately investigated the potential threats and quickly determined they were non-credible. However, out of an abundance of caution, School Police sent additional officers to the campuses named in the postings this week.On Feb. 21, the district was made aware of an anonymous social media post, involving two schools: Madison High School and Creative Performing Media Arts Middle School. On Feb. 22, a similar message was posted that added San Diego High School and the School of Creative and Performing Arts to the list of schools.The post stated, in part: “Biggest shooting in history on its way. San Diego’s on its way to join the trend. Be ready ha!”School Police determined that the threats were non-credible after interviewing the student.Related Link: Torrey Pines High School student in police custody after making threats“These types of comments are no joking matter, and they come with consequences. There are consequences in terms of student discipline, and there are consequences in terms of unnecessarily increasing anxiety and fear in the community,” said Michael Marquez, district police chief.The student was apparently inspired by similar false threats of school violence posted and reposted on social media nationwide in recent days.Superintendent Cindy Marten commended School Police for its ongoing commitment to keep schools safe and secure for students and teachers.“The safety and security of our students is the district’s top priority. Our School Police work with educators every day to ensure that they have a safe learning environment,” Marten said. “School safety begins at home with establishing a foundation of communication with your children. Talk to your children, monitor their social media and engage in dialogue about the consequences of their words and actions.”Related Link: Police increase presence at Vista High School after reported threat on social mediaThe case is still under investigation by the district, which will consider whether or not to recommend formal charges and determine disciplinary action. Posted: February 23, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

City of San Diego urges residents to check if they are owed

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom City of San Diego urges residents to check if they are owed unclaimed money Updated: 4:44 PM May 28, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego residents were urged Tuesday to check online to see if the city owes them a portion of nearly $1 million in unclaimed money.The city currently has more than 2,100 accounts totaling roughly $1 million in unclaimed money, much of which belongs to residents and businesses that have done business with the city in the last three years. The payments range in amount from $1 to $66,797, according to the city.Checks are regularly returned to the city because they are undeliverable based on the address the city has on file. After six months of remaining uncashed, those checks become unclaimed money.“We want to refund every single dollar of unclaimed money,” said Fanela Espiritu, the disbursements manager with the city’s Department of Finance. “A simple search is all it takes to verify if you were issued a check that has gone unclaimed. There is no charge to search the data or to file a claim.”Since this time last year, the city has returned nearly $800,000 to 166 recipients, with the average claim totaling $4,753.Residents can search the city’s unclaimed money report at sandiego.gov/finance/unclaimed, which is update each quarter. Money can not be claimed once it has been unclaimed for more than a year, according to the city. Residents have until June 21 to claim checks issued before April 1, 2018. We might owe you money! Anyone who has done business with the City in the past three years, including paying business taxes, could be owed part of nearly $1 million. Check to see if you are on the list: https://t.co/0NErMQuMaS pic.twitter.com/yriphCk2jQ— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) May 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more