School will continue as normal, officials say
School officials said classes will continue as normal Monday afternoon at Taft Union High School after an apparent threat of violence earlier in the day.
Law enforcement officers confirmed to the Taft Midway Driller that there was a threat and said the investigation was ongoing at 11:45 a.m.
Shortly before noon, Superintendent Blanca Cavazos issued a statement.
"This morning, students reported overhearing a vague threat of violence to Taft Union High School," read the statement posted on the TUHS website. "We take every threat of violence to our district community seriously and are working with law enforcement to ensure the safety and security of our Taft Union family. This is our top priority. We have identified the source of the vague threat and law enforcement is investigating at this moment. As a result, school is proceeding as normal. We will continue to keep you updated."
During the school lunch break (11:30 a.m. to noon) the campus appeared normal and students were on the lawn and walking back and forth from the campus.