For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
This week, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was informed about a protest which was being planned at the Union Mine High School Football game tonight, August 31, 2018. The protest was due to a recent arrest which occurred on school grounds.
Threats of a protest increased through out the week, with rumor that some expressed the desire to incite violence, including bringing firearms to the school. EDSO School Resource Officers investigated the rumors and found no conclusive evidence to corroborate these threats. The Sheriff’s Office planned on staffing the event tonight with more personnel, prepared for any protests.
We worked closely with Union Mine High School to ensure the safety of the students on our campuses. The school also provided information about the protests to Douglas High School who was playing against Union Mine tonight. Douglas High School decided to cancel the game after hearing about the threats of protest.
At this time, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is not aware of any threats to the community or schools.