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Vanden High School in Fairfield Reopens After Threat Deemed Not Credible

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    Racist Graffiti Investigation at Fairfield School

    A Fairfield family is claiming their son was the target of a hate crime at Vanden High School on the same day that classes were canceled because of a separate threat. Anoushah Rasta reports.

    (Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019)

    Vanden High School in Fairfield reopened Thursday after school officials and Fairfield police determined a threat that closed the school Wednesday was not credible, according to the Travis Unified School District.

    Neither school district officials nor Fairfield police have disclosed information about the threat of violence against the school, but the district said there is no connection between vandalism containing racial slurs earlier this month and the school threat.

    The graffiti was at baseball and softball fields and parking areas. The school district apologized Friday when some of the graffiti was not completely removed and remained visible.

    The district said Thursday it cannot provide any information regarding parties responsible for the vandalism.

    There will be an increased police presence for the rest of the week at the school located at 2951 Markeley Lane, according to the school district.

    The Wednesday school closure provided time that was needed to conduct a thorough investigation of the threat, district officials said.

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