Social Media Threat
Jesuit working with Sacramento County Sheriff to Assess Validity

News

Please read the “All Clear” update

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff

A number of you have received images or have been told of postings on social media with threats of violence that are alleged to be planned for a school noted on the post as “JHS” for today.  Please know we take these threats seriously and  thank you all for forwarding this information to us as soon as you received it.

WHAT STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND WHAT WE KNOW NOW:

  • Jesuit High School Sacramento reported these threats to the Sacramento County Sheriff as soon as we were aware.
  • We are working with their Lieutenant and a specialized team that is investigating the validity of these threats.
  • While the school noted in the posts appears to be Jesuit Sacramento, there are numerous other “JHS” or “Jesuit High Schools” in the country so the actual location is not confirmed.

CAMPUS SAFETY FOR TODAY:

  • The Sheriff’s Department has been working on this issue through last night and will be on campus in the morning and throughout the day today as a precaution.  
  • At this time, we have not been advised to close campus today and are planning for school to be open with police presence on campus as a precaution.  
  • Please know that we take these threats extremely seriously and we will fully cooperate with law enforcement to thoroughly investigate any threat that we become aware of. We are committed to protecting all members of our school community and we will continue to communicate more information to you as it becomes available. 
  • If you choose to keep your student home, that is understandable. Please follow the normal absence protocols and call the attendance line (916-480-2135) so that we can accurately account for every student that should be on campus tomorrow. In addition, if your student arrives late or needs to leave early, please be sure to check in or out in the Dean’s Office. As always, your cooperation with these protocols is much appreciated and will be extremely helpful in our effort to keep everyone safe.

If you come across any additional information, especially the name of the person in the photo and/or the identity of the person that originally posted the image on Snapchat, please contact a member of the school administration or contact the Sheriff office at (916) 874-5115 as soon as possible. Additionally, if your student needs support Jesuit will have all counselors available in our Counseling Center to speak with at any time throughout the day. 

We will keep all informed and plan to provide an update mid-morning.

Thank you,

La Roddric C. Theodule, M. Ed
Dean of Students