Telephone Threats at Pre-Schools

Over the past several days, several pre-schools and other businesses in El Dorado County have received telephone messages from a male caller.  In the messages, the caller threatened staff and children.  This included a business that does have children on the premises.  Several pre-schools have temporarily closed as a result of the threats.  However, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has not instructed any schools to lockdown.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is not aware of a credible threat at this time.  Nevertheless, we are working diligently to identify the person or persons responsible for the messages.  Extra patrols are being conducted in the areas of the threats.  If anyone has any information related to the specific threats, please contact Detective Densmore at 642-4718Any new information will be announced when it becomes available.