Martinez Jr. High to close Friday due to shooting threat on bathroom wall

- Martinez Junior High School administrators are aware of a potential threat to school safety and have decided to close the school on Friday, according to the school's superintendent.

School administration became aware of the threat at the end of the students' day Thursday, which was written on a bathroom wall. 

The threat was specific about a shooting on school grounds March 16. In a message to KTVU, Superintendent of Martinez Unified School District C.J. Cammack said Martinez Police Department was immediately notified and that school officials notified school district officials upon learning of the threat. 

There is no indication that the threat is credible, but due to the nature of the threat in the "current climate" around school shootings, the district has decided to err on the said of caution and cancel the school day. 

The junior high school is planning on re-opening Monday, March 19 for normal operations.  

A day earlier, a national student movement walked out of classrooms to bring attention to gun control concerns in the 'March for Our Lives' protests in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida shooting where 17 people were killed by a mass shooter in a high school on Valentine's Day. 

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