Dear DVS Families, I wanted to let you know that there was an Instagram page created sometime on Monday called “South Bay Clowns”, imitating something that started in South Carolina a few weeks ago, that shows images of 6 south bay high schools (DV’s logo is shown, but no photos) in what appears to be some sort of threat.
I became aware of it yesterday morning and, together with the other DV Principals, contacted Instagram to report the page as being in violation of their user policy to have it removed, and the Hawthorne Police Department. I also met with two HPD officers at our campus and they told me they were aware of the website and, though they did not feel it was a credible or specific threat, assured us they (along with the other beach cities police departments) would be stepping up their presence and patrol of their school campuses. They will also keep us informed of any new information they receive.
We will continue to doing all I can to keep you informed and our kids safe to learn here!