Threatening Graffiti Found Near Danville School Puts Community on Edge

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    Danville residents are on edge after graffiti threatening to harm people on Thursday, May 8, was found near a school. Cheryl Hurd reports.

    Danville residents are on edge after graffiti threatening to harm people on Thursday, May 8, was found near a school.

    The threat was written in English and was spray painted on a bed of rocks underneath a bridge near Charlotte Wood Middle School on El Capitan Drive. Officials sent out an email to parents on Monday regarding the graffiti. Some parents on Tuesday said they may keep their students out of school on Thursday.

    "My husband is leaning toward keeping him at home," parent Maddie Reddy said of the possibility of keeping her child out of school on Thursday. "On one hand it's worrisome, but on the other hand it's hard to say."

    The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is not taking any chances and has beefed up campus security this week.

    "We have no reason to believe the school is in danger or any students are in danger," said Terry Koehne, district spokesman. "There are students who saw the graffiti and started circulating rumors about it and things like that."

    Charlotte Wood Principal Christopher George also is concerned, despite the possibility of the threat being a hoax.

    "It really doesn't matter," he said. "When you have a threat to school safety we have to take it seriously no matter what."