Education · Visalia/Tulare

Visalia Police: shooting threat against El Diamante High school “not credible”

A threat to shoot up Visalia’s El Diamante High School on Sunday sent school officials, parents, and police on a short-lived roller coaster.

Saturday, Visalia Police informed school officials of “potential threats of a shooting at El Diamante High School” on Monday, starting the second week of school.

Amid law enforcement investigation, Kim Nelson, El Diamante’s principal, relayed the information to parents in an email late Sunday night.

Less than an hour later, she followed up with parents.

“[Visalia Police] determined the threat was not credible for the potential shooting at El Diamante,” her second email stated. “More information will be sent to parents and staff if it becomes available.”

School is set to resume as normal on Monday following the weekend investigation into the threat, officials told parents and students.

The threat of a shooting comes mere days after a shooting erupted at a Fresno-area high school football game between Central and Bullard High Schools on Friday.

Reid Stone is a contributing reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun.