Oakland Technical High School receives threat against 'non-white' students, police investigating

UPDATE: Authorities have deemed the threat against Oakland Tech students of color a hoax. 

Oakland Technical High School received threats of violence targeting "non-white" students, according to the school's principal on Tuesday.

As a result, the Oakland Police Department is sending additional patrols to the school following the threat on social media. 

Principal Martel Price said the threat was posted on a private Instagram account called, ‘OT Confessions,' which was to be carried out on Thursday.

Details of the threat were not made public. 

In addition to having more officers near or on campus, the school will also have additional culture and climate ambassadors on campus. The principal said they will maintain a visible adult presence at the school this week. 

Oakland police are investigating the threat. 

If students have been negatively impacted by the post, they are encouraged to reach out to resources on campus such as guidance counselors for support.