Middle school in Davis closed due to reported gun threat

A middle school in Davis, Holmes Junior High School, will be closed on Friday due to a reported gun threat on Thursday, according to the principle of the school.

In a press release, Principal Jean Kennedy said the middle school received "a targeted and anonymous threat via the StopIt App. The threat claimed that a gun would be brought and used at Holmes Junior High School on Friday, Nov. 17."

As the Davis Joint Unified School District and Davis police investigate the threat, the school will be closed as a safety precaution. 

"We made this decision to close Holmes Junior High School, Friday, Nov. 17, out of an abundance of caution and in light of the recent school shooting in Northern California," the press release read. "The site will be closed to all. No student, staff or other individual should be on campus at any time tomorrow."

All other DJUSD schools remain open on Friday, according to Principal Kennedy. There are no known threats to other campuses at this time. 

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