Press Release

Message from Superintendent Michael L. Christensen

On behalf of the Board of Education, as well as the staff and students at El Modena High School, I want to express my sincere appreciation for the professional and measured response by the Orange Police Department (OPD) to the incident that occurred on campus yesterday. The situation was resolved in the evening and staff and students are on campus this morning teaching and learning. It is our understanding that the person involved in the incident is receiving the appropriate professional assistance. The District is cooperating with OPD in their investigation and any questions about this incident should be referred to OPD at (714) 744-7444.


The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  The school district, founded in 1953, encompasses 108 square miles.  The District office is located at 1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, California.