Snapchat Threat To Jamestown High School Unfounded; District Says

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JAMESTOWN – A threat made on social media against Jamestown High School has been found to be unsubstantiated.

Jamestown Public Schools says the district was first made aware of a threat against the school on Wednesday, which was first posted on Snapchat.

School administers worked with the Jamestown Police Department and FBI and determined that the original post was referencing Jupiter High School in Florida, and was subsequently reposted locally on the platform.

The Florida student accused of posting the threat has since been arrested and faces charges in that state.

The district says there is no threat at this time, and are reminding parents to talk with their children about the importance of not posting, or reposting, similar things on social media.

Officials say in New York, making a posting like this is a felony criminal offense.


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