Tightened security at BHS in response to threat

BURLINGAME CA -- In response to a threat made on Snapchat by a student last Thursday Sept. 27, BHS and the Burlingame Police Department (BPD) had heightened security around campus Monday.

BHS and BPD has deemed it safe to continue classes and activities.

“As a district, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. If our students and employees aren't safe, nothing else matters,” said San Mateo Union High School District Communications Manager Laura Chalkley in written response to The Burlingame B. “This is a guiding principle for all school and district administrators, and we take all threats very seriously.”

A telephone and email message was sent out to inform parents of the situation.

The student in suspicion is being investigated by the BPD.

To prevent future possible threats, Principal Paul Belzer stressed the importance of inclusive school culture.

“I appreciate that BHS has staff and students who work to connect and make a culture of inclusion and community,” Belzer said, “and that everyone feels supportive and safe.”

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Posted on October 3, 2018 .