Parents: “Right Decision” to Close Carlsbad Schools After Threat

Carlsbad High School and Carlsbad Village Academy will be closed Tuesday after a threatening post on Instagram was shared Monday among students and parents.

As of Monday night, Carlsbad Police did not have information on any arrest or who could be behind the post.

The threatening message read, "I'm going to shoot up Carlsbad High School today at 11:30 or tomorrow at 10:20 if all else fails. See you soon."

“I hope it's a prank but you don't know so until it's confirmed it's not real you have to take it seriously,” said Stacey Gardner who has a freshman son at Carlsbad High School.

Gardner is one of nearly a dozen parents NBC 7 spoke to Monday evening to see how parents felt about the decision to keep students away from the school for an additional day.

“I would err on the side of caution and if its a big attention ploy..this is pretty big scream for attention,” Gardner added.

Carlsbad High School was put on a precautionary lockdown after an online threat on Instagram. NBC 7’s Matt Rascon reports live.

Parents Anna Marie Dean and Skyler Garrahy also agree it’s better to be safe than sorry in this situation.

Garrahy is a middle school teacher at another school district and says when police find the person behind the post, the focus then needs to turn to disciplinary action.

“I think there should be a punishment so there aren't copy cats,” she said.

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