Schools

Preparation paid off for Ontario High School after threat of violence

Principal Jodi Elizondo of Ontario High School said fast action by her staff and local police allowed her staff to defuse a potential threat to the school last week. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

ONTARIO – The first thought that came to Jodi Elizondo was her students and then, just as quickly, her son.

Elizondo, Ontario High School principal, coordinated the effort last Thursday to defuse a potential security threat to the 700 students. That included her son, a junior.

A student tipped authorities that a sophomore at the school had made threatening remarks. School and police officials reacted instantly, leading to the arrest of the student.

A day and seemingly a lifetime later, Elizondo in an interview exhibited a certain degree of satisfaction because the security measures her school . . .