El Centro police and Central Union High School District officials are not taking chances following threats and rumors of planned shootings that have been reported this week.
Police this week are patrolling both inside the grounds and outside the three district campuses, and El Centro police Lt. Paul Longoria said officers likely will continue to do so next week.
That action has come as a 16-year-old Southwest High School student was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening a school administrator.
That student, whose identity was not released, was booked into county juvenile hall on suspicion of making terrorist threats.
Information on whether that student remained in custody was unavailable this morning.
While Longoria alleged the student threatened the administrator with violence, he declined to give details about the specific threat. He did say the student was reportedly upset because of the student's own poor work performance.
"We take a very proactive approach to these threats," Longoria said.