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

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

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