SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - The FBI is investigating after local schools are caught up in a nationwide online hoax.
According to the San Diego County Office of Education spokesperson, at least four districts got the same threatening email, Coronado, Solana Beach, Lakeside and Santee. They say they take all threats seriously.
Investigators say it was sent to schools in at least 46 states. It's believed the email originated in Europe.
Coronado police said they were notified of the email threat on Monday, but no schools in the district were placed on lockdown.
Threat to Coronado Schools Online Hoax from Coronado Police Department : Nixle https://t.co/W6bqPc1KJr— City of Coronado (@CoronadoCity) April 9, 2018
Districts are reminding staff of safety protocols, such as ensuring classroom doors and perimeter gates are locked.
Parents and students are reminded to report any suspicious behavior.
Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an audit Friday of the Department of Motor Vehicles in light of long wait times at field offices.
The team that produces Mission Federal ArtWalk in San Diego’s Little Italy in April and ArtWalk at Liberty Station in August each year, announces a brand new fine art festival in North County, ArtWalk Carlsbad.
An ambulance report obtained Thursday by inewsource shows Earl McNeil, who died after being arrested by National City police, had a "shirt pulled over his face" in addition to a spit mask. His death has sparked protests demanding information about what happened and led federal authorities to investigate the incident.
A natural gas leak prompted a shelter-in-place order for around an hour at a Kaiser Permanente facility in the Midway area, officials said.
A Jan. 22 trial date has been set for a Rancho Bernardo man accused of drinking until he passed out with a lit cigarette in hand, causing a fire in his condominium that killed his two children.
Come taste the flavors and learn about the Pacific Islands at the Pacific Islander Festival on September 22 and 23 at Ski Beach in Mission Bay!