Threats made at three Northwest Bakersfield middle schools

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Alleged threats were made at three Northwest Bakersfield middle schools this week.

Norris Middle School officials notified parents of a rumored threat on social media that circulated Tuesday. Parents were notified that day and Wednesday morning. Kern County Sheriff’s Office investigated and could not find evidence of a threat, according to Kelly Miller, superintendent of Norris School District. Extra security was in place on campus following the threat.

Rosedale Middle School officials said a school shooting threat was written on the bathroom wall at the school. The threat was reported when school had dismissed for the day Tuesday, according to John Mendiburu, superintendent of Rosedale Unified School District. Parents were notified that day in a phone call. The threat was deemed not credible and KCSO is still investigating. Extra security was in place Wednesday.

Freedom Middle School officials were notified of a threat that circulated on social media. A concerned parent sent 17 News a screenshot of the post that appeared on Snapchat. In it, students are told they will get shot if they go to Freedom Middle School on Wednesday. Mendiburu told 17 News via email that the district takes all threats seriously. He added law enforcement has been notified and there is heightened security on campus.

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