SANTA FE — The Española Public Schools Superintendent cancelled classes at Española Valley High School Wednesday after threats were made at a crosstown charter school late Monday.
Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez made the call Tuesday night as a safety precaution after a McCurdy Charter School student made a threat at the smaller school that spread to EVHS, according to Española Police Department Officer Jeremy Apodaca.
Apodaca said an administrator at McCurdy emailed police Monday to report that a message which read “Do not come to school Tuesday October 6 if you want to live” was written on one of the stalls in the boys bathroom.
Police then responded to EVHS early Tuesday morning after an unidentified 911 caller said there was an active shooter at the high school, prompting to be temporarily put as a shelter in place. Apodaca said the call may have come from a concerned parent or student and may have been “spillover” from the incident at McCurdy. He said it appeared that any threat of violence was contained at McCurdy.