Police investigate ‘vague’ threat sent to Poly High student’s phone • Long Beach Post

Long Beach police detectives were at Poly High School Monday afternoon investigating a “vague” threat that was sent to a student, according to authorities.


ADVERTISEMENT - Story continues below
Advertise with the Post

Authorities didn’t reveal the content of the message but said it was AirDropped to a Poly student’s phone. AirDrop is a feature in Apple computers and phones that lets users wirelessly share photos, videos and other files with nearby devices.

Because the files can be sent without attaching a name or phone number, it’s sometimes been used to send harassing or threatening images.

In this case, detectives are still investigating but they have detained someone who may be connected to the message, LBPD Officer Ben Hearst said.

The school day continued as normal, according to Long Beach Unified School District spokesman Chris Eftychiou.

“We had a report of a potentially threatening message, but we have not had confirmation of credibility,” he said.

Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @jeremiahdobruck on Twitter.

Free news isn’t cheap.

We believe that everyone should have access to important local news, for free.

However, it costs money to keep a local news organization like this one—independently owned and operated here in Long Beach, without the backing of any national corporation—alive.

If independent local news is important to you, please consider supporting us with a monthly or one-time contribution. Read more.

$
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $5.00 Monthly

ERROR:

Share this:

« »