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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threat that was allegedly texted from a Buena Vista Elementary School student to another student at the school.

The Sheriff’s Office released a statement Friday revealing that the “threatening text” was reported Thursday night. Buena Vista Elementary School is located in Vandenberg Village and is a Lompoc Unified School District campus.

“The threat implied violence at the school,” read the statement released by Kelly Hoover, a public information officer with the Sheriff’s Office. “Sheriff’s deputies identified and contacted the student at his residence. They confirmed the student did not have access to firearms and that there was no immediate threat to the school.”

The statement later said “there is no evidence to suggest there is any ongoing threat to the school.”

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The Sheriff’s Office reported that it is in continuous communication with LUSD and school administrators, as the incident remains under investigation.

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at