UPDATED: Police investigate threat of gun violence at South Pasadena High School

SOUTH PASADENA — Police are investigating a reported threat of gun violence against South Pasadena High School after receiving a tip from a student late Thursday, officials said.
A female student told police that a person described only as a male wearing a hooded sweat shirt told her during the lunch period Thursday something to the effect of, “Don’t come to school tomorrow. There’s going to be a shooting,” South Pasadena police Detective Richard Lee said.
The incident was not reported to police until about 9 p.m.
Detectives investigated through the night, interviewing students and trying to identify the person who made the statement, Lee said.
The source of the potential threat remained unclear Friday, Lee said. The student who reported the statement did not recognize him.
No other students reported any similar incidents, he added.
There was no evidence the threat was credible, police said.
“But at the same time, students’ safety is very important to us,” Lee said.
Extra officers were sent to patrol the campus and would remain there through the remainder of the school day, officials said.
Friday is the last day of school at the campus before winter break.

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