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Graffiti threat found at AVHS today

Original post made by AVHS Parent on Mar 15, 2013

Just got home to listen to a voicemail left by Rick Sira saying that a graffiti threat was found in a bathroom in the Q Building today. What is with all this copycat threats? They are very real warnings and very scary to the entire population! I know the district loses money if my student doesn't go to school, but I know I'll keep her out if they don't find the culprit!

Comments (10)

Posted by ParentAVHS, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 16, 2013 at 10:58 am

Having a kid in Amador High, its very, very disturbing to hear about threatening messages in your kids school. While I was reassuring my child that it could just be a stupid kid trying to get out of a test or assignment on Monday, the school needs to make the kids understand that at the end of the day, whether they actually mean it or not(I'm praying on the NOT bit), they are terrorizing a whole community of their peers, their parents, family members and teachers. I wish whoever responsible is/are held accountable!


Posted by Concerned parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

How can someone do this and not have any witnesses? Is the student skipping class to do this or is the campus left open after hours?

Maybe we should have a closed campus, with the entrances only open during arrival/dismissal, and all with adult supervision when they are open.


Posted by Concerned parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

And maybe have security cameras? I know it would not be possible inside the bathrooms, but outside, around the rest of the school, why not? Does anyone know if this is actually possible?


Posted by Betty, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Concerned Parent, Don't you know that Amador has been a closed campus for over ten years? And so has Foothill. It was in a bathroom like all graffiti is. My son says there is graffiti all the time. Small stuff, nice kids some of us are raising. As for graffitti I'm sure it was pretty harmless but after the uproar at FHS they have to let parents know of ever message now. Look at the reaction at FHS. What troubled teen wouldn't want to stay home, sit back and watch the havoc they have created. AVHS Parent, better keep her out until the end of the year, she'll be safe then. Don't worry about drugs,depression, pressure to succeed, or peer pressure - the real threats in their lives.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Parents are concerned and it makes no sense mocking them when it comes to the safety of their children.






Posted by Betty, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

No mocking, they will never find the culprit of a copycat graffiti. Just like they didn't and won't find FHS graffiti writer.


Posted by Concerned parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 17, 2013 at 11:30 am

" Don't you know that Amador has been a closed campus for over ten years?"

I thought it was, but drive by it and it is really not. They close the gates sometime after 8:10 or so, then it opens again sometime before 2 because some students are in the 7-2 schedule.

That whole hour between 2 and 3 - anybody can go in, and also in the morning, I have not seen anyone guarding the gates, and they are open sometimes until 8:30 am, well after students are in class.

I too, think this may well be a student who wants to miss class, but what if it is not? We can't assume it is not a real threat until they figur3e out who is behind this.

I hope AVHS will have increased security on Monday.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

A hefty reward to track down the guilty person could be very helpful in catching the perpetrator of the emotional violence.


Posted by anon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

so did half the student body stay at home today out of fear of this threat? I am not seeing it plastered all over the tv news. I don't even think Pleasanton's other media outlet covered it.


Posted by Concerned parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

It was a normal day at AVHS, no one missed school or anything. I think it is someone trying to be funny, and I hope they figure out who it is because this is not right.

That said, I would still like to see a closed campus - close right after the bell rings (late students and others can go in through the front office), and for the 2 pm dismissal time, have only one open gate that is guarded. Either that, or have students exit through the front office.


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