Update from VMHS Website Posted: June 1, 2018 9:50 a.m.
Principal Mick Wager called parents to provide an update about the incident that took place yesterday and rumors circulating. In their investigation police discovered that the student that brought the bullet to the attention of staff was actually responsible for bringing the bullet to school and fabricated the story about finding it on campus.
School administrators have also identified the student who posted the original Snapchat post about a suspected shooting on campus today and the student reported that he had heard the rumors and just wanted to warn students.
We take this incident seriously and want to assure you that nothing is more important than the safety of our students and staff. You can be sure that appropriate disciplinary action is being taken and Murrieta Police have confirmed that charges will be filed against the student who brought the bullet to school.
We appreciate Murrieta Police Department taking swift action to get to the bottom of the incident and the rumors. Although students may believe that their social media posts are anonymous, it is important to know that all posts on any social media platform can be traced back to the user’s phone or computer.
We cannot overstate how important it is for students to report immediately any suspicious or illegal behavior or safety concerns.
Thank you for being partners with us in our ongoing efforts to keep our school a safe haven for learning.
Story below posted 5/31/2018
Principal Mick Wager advised that a bullet was found today in the bathroom at Vista Murrieta High School. A student found the bullet and turned it into security. The school’s Resource Officer conducted an investigation and found no weapons of any kind or evidence of any threat. Unfortunately rumors began circulating about weapons on campus and late this afternoon the School learned a SnapChat post was being shared among students that said there was a suspected shooting tomorrow.
Murrieta Police have confirmed that no threat had been made against Vista Murrieta. Police are continuing to investigate to determine where these rumors originated. Although students may believe that their social media posts are anonymous, it is important to know that all posts on any social media platform can be traced back to the user’s phone or computer.
Vista Murrieta will have additional Police Officers at school tomorrow. It is also recommended that the kids be educated about safe social media use.