School shooter internet threat hoax quashed by local agencies

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – Local police and schools have issued statements regarding a nationwide internet hoax that warned of a school shooting at “SHS.”

The Safford Police Department wrote, “There is viral post spreading across social media of a screenshot by a person named “Ray Andres” indicating that there is going to be a school shooting at “SHS” tomorrow.

This is a nationwide post that originated in the State of Ohio and has since spread fear in every school in America with the acronym “SHS”.

There is no credible¬†threat to any of our schools here in Slidell. As always, the Slidell Police Department and the St. Tammany Parish School System will do everything to ensure the safety of our school children. Thank you all for bringing this to our attention. Please spread the truth that there is no credible threat.”

The Safford Unified School District also posted on its website the same information.