Hank Sims / Monday, Jan. 8 @ 7 a.m. / Non-Emergencies
Social Media Threat That Seems to Target McK High Is Actually Targeting a Different ‘MHS,’ and is a Hoax
From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
Around 8:53 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2018, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received numerous calls from concerned parents regarding a perceived threat made towards the McKinleyville High School. The threat was regarding a Snap Chat post made by a juvenile subject picturing numerous firearms.
Early in the investigation, Deputies learned the threat was not directed towards McKinleyville High School and no MHS student was involved. The Snap Chat post was directed towards Monticello High School, which is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. Deputies contacted Albemarle County Police Department and were informed the threat had already been investigated and charges were pending towards the juvenile subject.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, along with the superintendent of the Northern Humboldt School District and the principle of the McKinleyville Hight School would like to reiterate there was no threat made towards the McKinleyville High School. The Humboldt County Sheriffs Office acted quickly to address the alleged threat and takes these types of social media threats seriously. Ensuring the safety of all students and community members alike remains our number one priority.
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