Message from the Principal – 2/26/19

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Dear St. Francis Families,

Late last night, some of our students came across a disturbing posting on Instagram, in which an unnamed individual posted threats and pictures of possible school shootings in the Sacramento area today. Based on the information made available by the Sacramento Police Department, St. Francis Catholic High School was not one of the identified schools.  

Due to the number of calls from concerned parents and students in the greater Sacramento area, the Police Department was able to mobilize resources and detain a person of interest. After additional follow-up, this individual was arrested for making terrorist threats against a school(s). He is a male juvenile, and his identity will not be released to the public.

The Sacramento Police Department works closely with the schools within the city of Sacramento and is committed to the safety and security of our children.  At this time, the investigation is active, but detectives have determined there is no credible threat based on this social media post.

Students, parents, and community members who suspect or have information regarding potential school violence are asked to report information to the Sacramento Police Department immediately. Reports can be made to the Sac PD Communication Center at (916) 808-5471, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We take the safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff seriously. We will continue to monitor the situation and train students and staff in our emergency preparedness protocols. We also ask that you discuss the importance of being vigilant on and off campus, as well as on social media, with your daughters. As recommended by law enforcement, if your daughter sees something, she should say something, and inform an adult, teacher, or administrator as soon as possible, so we can act appropriately.

St. Francis of Assisi pray for us!

Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),

Elias Mendoza