Ex-employee suspected of threatening Mater Dei High School – NBC Los Angeles

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Offices will reopen Thursday at Mater Dei High School in Orange County after a former school employee allegedly sent a threat that shut down the campus.

The former Santa Ana school employee who authorities say sent a threat to the Catholic school is unlikely to face criminal charges, police said. Santa Ana police determined the threat was credible and was not directed at the students, the Orange County Registry reported.

“We have conducted our investigation and at this time we are not going to make an arrest, the sergeant said. Maria Lopez told the Orange County Register. “I don’t think there’s anything else our detectives are going to do.”

Police have not identified the former employee, released details of the threat and to whom it was directed, or how it was sent.

On Wednesday, a message was sent to students and parents informing them of the school’s decision to reopen its offices, including athletics, counseling and activities on Thursday. The message indicates that the threat has been handled in accordance with law enforcement procedures.

Students will have the opportunity to meet teachers or counselors on Friday.

The school was previously due to be closed until next week, but reopened earlier than originally planned after the investigation unfolded.

School officials learned of the threat on Tuesday and messaged parents about the threat in the afternoon.

“Today we learned of a credible threat to the Mater Dei campus and have contacted the Santa Ana Police Department,” reads the memo from Mater Dei President Michael Brennan and Principal Frances Clare. .

The last day of school before the holidays is June 9.

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