By Kelly Ryan

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Several daycares shutdown on Monday after reported threats in El Dorado County.

A neighbor who did not want to go on camera told CBS13 preschool closed on Monday and a sheriff’s department car was stationed there for several hours.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office released a statement today saying several schools shut down Monday after receiving similar threatening telephone messages. Officials say the messages were left by a male caller and included a number of El Dorado County daycare facilities, preschools and also a business that has children on the premises.

Officials did not release any of the locations but tell CBS13 the schools notified parents which led some to take their kids out.

Laurie Israel has lived in the area for 20 years where Ms. Lisa’s Montessori school is located. It reportedly also received threats and shut down.

“I think that is the worst thing I’ve ever heard disgusting so I would do that these are children,” she said.

The sheriff’s office did not instruct schools to lock down on Monday. It is adding extra patrols at all the schools and have detectives working to track down the caller. Still it’s leaving parents and neighbors nearby uneasy.