La Jolla prinicipal says arrested student’s Facebook postings ‘disturbing’

By Kathy Day
Staff Writer

While a student’s arrest was attributed on Friday to probation issues, La Jolla High Principal Dana Shelburne acknowelged in a note to parents Saturday that the student had “posted disturbing notices on his Facebook page.”

In the e-mail, sent Saturday shortly after noon, Shelburne wrote that the
Student, who was arrested at his home on Thursday evening, “will not be returning to La Jolla High.”

He also wrote that parents should “be assured that authorities were involved from the outset and, contrary to rumors, no weapons were found on the student or at his home.”

On Friday, Shelburne and district officials said the arrest was not related to the Facebook postings, but was strictly due to a probation violation.

The principal said then that they were aware of the postings because “a number of students came forward and gave us information that we needed so we could pass it on to authorities.”

He praised the students for taking “active steps” when they learned of the postings.
On Saturday, his letter to parents expanded on his original statement:

“Earlier this week several students came to the administration with information about a young man at school who had posted disturbing notices on his Facebook page. Vice Principal Bev Greco, with the help of these students, collected pertinent information and worked with district authorities to take appropriate action. The young man was taken into custody at his home and will hopefully receive the help he so clearly
needs.”

The school is not taking any extra security measures at this time.

Related posts:

  1. La Jolla High benches become battleground for free speech
  2. La Jolla High bracing for budget news
  3. Playmate who attended La Jolla High engaged to Hugh Hefner
  4. La Jolla High mourns loss of coach, moves forward with Friday game
  5. Cheerleaders to hold carwash Friday

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=35904

Posted by Kathy Day on Feb 21, 2011. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • California Chiropractic Association elects Del Mar practitioner as president July 25, 2014
    The California Chiropractic Association, the Sacramento-based statewide, nonprofit organization of chiropractic doctors and allied industries, announced that Brian Stenzler, a San Diego and Del Mar-based doctor of chiropractic, was elected to serve as president of CCA. He succeeds Matt Hubbard, also of San Diego, who now serves as Immediate Past President. […]
  • Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team tops in division at 2014 Albion Cup July 25, 2014
    The Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team took first place in the 2014 Albion Cup (Girls U9 Cup) on July 18-21. They beat Carlsbad United’s top GU9 team in the semi-finals and went on to shut out Strikers FC in the finals, 4-0. Awesome tournament play by the entire team! […]
  • Surf Academy Select BU9 win it all at Albion Cup July 25, 2014
    San Diego Surf Academy Select BU9 won it all at the Albion Cup July 19-21! After winning their Showcase division by going unbeaten all weekend, they defeated Legends FC 4-1 in the finals on Monday. This is the second year in a row this team has won the Albion Cup. […]