PD looking into threat against Avondale school

Posted at 8:18 AM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 14:16:21-04

Avondale police confirmed on Thursday that its officers have opened an investigation into threats reportedly made against a high school.

Police spokesperson Ray Emmett said the threat appeared on social media on Tuesday and mentioned that a shooting would take place at La Joya Community High School. He said the threat has continued to be shared online in the days since.

The School Resource Officer has been interviewing students who've shared the posting, but no one has been able to provide any "credible" information of a "direct" threat against the school, according to police.

Karyn Eubanks, executive assistant to the Superintendent and district Governing Board, said in an email to ABC15 that officials have identified the person who initially posted the message and that he or she "will not be in school the rest of the week."

School resumed normally Thursday and an automated phone message from the principal will go out to parents.

La Joya is part of Tolleson Union High School District.

According to the school's website, La Joya Community High School has nearly 2,200 students.

It is located near Durango Street and Avondale Blvd.