UPDATE: Additional information from the Superintendent regarding the alleged MHS threat

Dear Monrovia Unified School District Family:
This statement is a follow up to the statement sent earlier this morning on behalf of the Board of Education related to an investigation into an alleged threat made against Monrovia High School.

Our investigation into this matter in cooperation with the Monrovia Police Department has been unable to determine that a threat was ever made against our school. In fact, the alleged circumstances that led to the circulation of this rumor were found to be fictitious.

We always take threats seriously and fully investigate them along with law enforcement. This situation was no different. We are also committed to communicating with all our stakeholders about such things as frequently as possible with details that we can share without interfering with an investigation.

Classes will resume on Monday, December 6 as regularly scheduled. We understand these situations can cause a great deal of anxiety. As such, we will have mental health support staff on hand to support any students or staff who have been traumatized in any way by this situation. The school’s counselors and Wellness Center are great resources for anyone to access. Additional resources can be found on our district’s mental health website.

We are committed to ensuring safe schools for our students, teachers and staff, and community.


Ryan D. Smith, Ed.D.