Urban said every threat is taken seriously, especially given today's climate.
Chief Reynolds said his department was notified of the threat at about 6:30 or 7 a.m. this morning. Authorities say this is a nationwide hoax that's gone viral and is not, in any way, connected to Bend's Summit High School.
Also Thursday, a social media post directed at "Poly Students" raised concerns at Riverside Poly and Long Beach Poly high schools, as well as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
School liaison officers determined the social media post, including a screenshot by a person identified as "Ray Andres", originated in OH, and did not apparently target any particular school, city or region. Additionally, police departments throughout the country are investigating this threat.
Police said "at this time, we do not believe this is a credible threat to Shorewood Schools, nor do we believe it was specific to Shorewood High School".
The post got shared and liked and somehow began circulating locally.
While that threat turned out not to be local, another threat was.
A statement on the Springfield district's website said anyone involved in making a threat, "will face serious disciplinary action and additional consequences to the maximum extent of the law".
"A threatening message on social media was brought to the district's attention and created concern". "It's important to investigate to ensure student safety". They say the person named is not a student registered in GDOE, and the public page is non-existent.
The boy also told police that he didn't like the negative response that his post had on Snapchat, so he deleted it. Police seized the boy's airsoft rifles, and his mother is cooperating with law enforcement. School will be in session on Thursday, February 22.
The threat did not specify a school or district, meaning area districts are taking precautions. An investigation determined the post initially started in Guam and spread to states in the U.S., Salisbury police said in a Facebook post.