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San Angelo ISD: Social media threats not aimed at CHS

The SAISD and San Angelo Central High were made aware of a threat to a similarly named school in another state. There are no threats related to San Angelo Central.
Credit: SAISD

SAN ANGELO, Texas — UPDATE (2 p.m. Oct. 23): The San Angelo Police Department issued a statement regarding a social media post which referenced "Central High School."

A release from the SAPD said on Saturday, Oct. 22, officers were made aware of a screenshot of a Snapchat conversation where someone made threats regarding “bullying” and “shooting” students at “Central High School.”

The department's Criminal Investigations Division was contacted and found out the screenshot was confirmed to have originated in Missouri via the St. Joseph Police Department.

The SAISD was made aware of the investigation and the SAPD said it deemed that there was no credible threat towards San Angelo Central High School.

As a precaution, the SAPD will have extra patrols in/around the area of Central High School in addition to the officers assigned to security at the school.

"The SAPD would like to thank all the concerned citizens who reached out to make us aware of this threat. The SAPD takes these threats very seriously and we will continue to partner with the SAISD to provide a safe environment for our students to learn."

ORIGINAL STORY: The San Angelo Independent School District issued a statement Saturday afternoon regarding a social media threat concerning a school with a similar name in another state.

Here is the district's statement:

"This weekend, San Angelo ISD and Central High School were made aware of threats made on social media concerning a similarly named school in a different state. Immediately district leaders and campus administrators began an investigation in conjunction with the San Angelo Police Department and confirmed no threats were related to our campus. We take all matters of this nature seriously. The safety of our students is our first priority. We encourage everyone to report threats of any kind to a district or school official, local law enforcement, or report the concern on our district StayAlert link on the SAISD website. Student reports will be kept confidential."