Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this


By Miriam Raftery

May 21, 2018 (Santee) – An e-mail threat that referenced a possible act of violence at an unnamed high school in Santee prompted additional law enforcement patrols today at Santana and West Hills High Schools.

According to Sgt. William Amavisca at the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, “The investigation has found no evidence to suggest the threat has any validity. There is currently no immediate threat to either campus or student thus far.”

Santana High School was the scene of a mass school shooting in 2001, when a 15-year-old killed two fellow students and wounded 13 people.

The Sheriff’s Department is working with federal law enforcement partners and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.

Error message

Local news in the public interest is more important now than ever, during the COVID-19 crisis. Our reporters, as essential workers, are dedicated to keeping you informed, even though we’ve had to cancel fundraising events. Please give the gift of community journalism by donating at https://www.eastcountymedia.org/donate.