Moscow Police Investigate Alleged Social Media Threat Against MHS Students
MOSCOW, ID - Up to 10 Moscow High School students were the subject of an alleged threat made on the social media site, Snapchat, Sunday night. Moscow Police Chief James Fry says at this time, there is no danger to those students or the community. The student who allegedly made the threat is not in school and the investigation is continuing.
"We take all of these as viable threats," Fry says.
Fry says the department was informed of the threatening message Sunday night at about 10:30 p.m. after community members came forward. He thanks those who contacted law enforcement about the threat.
The Department also informed Moscow School District officials and parents of the involved students about the incident, and the District sent a letter to parents on Monday to inform them of the situation.
"Even though this situation did not occur within the school, Mr. Perryman and I are working closely with the Moscow Police Department to assist in any way needed. Schools throughout the school district will continue as normal, but as an additional precautionary measure a reminder was sent to all staff members to continue to be on alert and report any suspicious people or situations. We also would like to remind you, as parents, that if at any time you hear or see something that does not appear to be normal or safe to please contact the Moscow Police Department or school administration," Superintendent Greg Bailey said in the letter.
Bailey added that they appreciate all of the actions taken by the people who reported the incident to law enforcement, as well as the quick actions taken by the police officers.