El Centro police and county probation officials said this morning they are maintaining an increased presence at the three high school campuses in the Central Union High School District following threats of violence last week.
El Centro police Lt. Paul Longoria said police will do foot patrols at the campuses and increase patrols around the schools this week. Unmarked squad cars will patrol around the schools.
County Chief Probation Officer Mike Kelley said he has increased the number of probation officers at the schools, adding the increased staff will remain on the campuses this week. The situation will then be reviewed to determine if that increased presence is needed next week.
The action by authorities follows incidents in which violence was threatened in the wake of the Santana High School shooting in Santee.