Update 10:41 p.m.:
Harper Junior High will be open Monday, DJUSD Superintendent John A. Bowes told parents in an email. Bowes wrote, "Any legal or school disciplinary measures related to this matter are being handled by the appropriate entity."
Police say that a threat made against a local middle school last week was a prank by a male student.
Harper Junior High will be closed Monday, March 5 as a precaution, while Davis Police investigate the threat.
According to school officials, the decision to close was made in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
No other DJUSD schools have been threatened at this time. However, Davis officers may be on campuses throughout the district Monday.
If you have any information regarding threats against Davis schools or a student, contact the Davis Police Department via 9-1-1 immediately.
The school day will be made up at the end of the year.
Police found the person who made the threat Sunday. He was identified as a male student in his early teens.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Parents received the following message from Principal Kerin Kelleher:
Dear Harper Parent/Guardian,
Harper Junior High will be closed on Monday, March 5.
We made this decision to close Harper out of an abundance of caution and in light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and other recent tragedies. Staff, students, parents and the school community will be notified of this school closure. At this point in time, all other DJUSD schools remain open on Monday, March 5, 2018. There are no known threats to other campuses, however you may see district administration and the Davis Police Department on campuses throughout the district on Monday.
The Davis Police Department continue their investigation. If you have any information regarding threats against a Davis school or student, contact the Davis Police Department- 911 for Emergencies and (530)747-5400 Non-emergency line.
Please speak with your student about this matter. If they have anything relevant to share or you learn they were told by a friend not to attend school tomorrow, please report this to me or the Davis Police immediately.
We understand that events like this can cause fear and stress. If you have questions or need support for your student, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice-Principal, Jenn Mullin email@example.com.
Unfortunately, when a school is closed for any reason the instructional time required by the state must be made up prior to the end of the school year. District and site staff will be working to reschedule this day as soon as possible and we will keep you informed of this schedule change.
Please understand that this closure is being done to promote safety and to provide space for an investigation to continue. We fully believe that classes will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. We will inform you of any changes, as necessary.
Kerin Kelleher, PrincipalD