A threat was reported at AHS on the morning of Thursday, May 26

ATASCADERO — Atascadero High School (AHS) is on lockdown after the staff was made aware of a threat made to the school. 

Superintendent Tom Butler sent an email to AHS parents shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 26.

The letter read:


“Dear Atascadero Unified School District Community,

This morning we were made aware of a threat to Atascadero High School. Law Enforcement responded swiftly and professionally to investigate the threat. 

At the direction of the Superintendent, Atascadero High School will be closed until law enforcement fully resolves this situation, ensuring school safety. When we are ensured that the campus is safe, we may have a delayed start to the day. 

Thank you to the community member who reported the incident.

The District will be pursuing the full legal and educational consequence to whomever is responsible. 

Thanks for your understanding and ongoing support. 

Superintendent Butler”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.