Around 9:30PM on January 7, 2017, an Instagram post was brought to the attention of the Milpitas High School administration through an alumnus who saw the post. This post was a repost that stated "Don't go to school tomorrow @MHS. Students" "Loaded up bout to head out," which was superimposed over an image of several weapons.
Milpitas PD was immediately notified and MHS Principal Rojas with his assistant principal team also investigated. They determined through Instagram and social media that none of the associated accounts were connected to our students or Milpitas. The team found this news article from Albemarle County, Virginia that the threat was directed toward Monticello High School in Virginia and that a juvenile suspect has been detained. Milpitas Police has confirmed the same and that no threat has been made toward Milpitas High School.
Nevertheless, Milpitas PD will have additional presence around Milpitas HS tomorrow and every staff member at Milpitas HS will be vigilant throughout the day.
You can help by reminding your children that it is essential that if they hear or see something that seems strange or unusual, they should report it to an adult right away; our mantra is if you see something, say something. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students.