School threats circulating on social media

Press release from Asheville Police Department

The Asheville Police Department is actively investigating the origins and credibility of a social media rumor sent by text messages about a potential threat to Asheville High School/SILSA campus. These rumors began circulating on October 27. This type of message has been running rampant through social media and has circulated in multiple school districts across the country.

*** We have no credible information that this event may occur, but out of an abundance of precaution, the Asheville Police Department has increased police presence on the campus for the remainder of the week. We will continue to work with Asheville City Schools to ensure the safety of those students.

*** If you see something, please say something. Detectives are investigating this incident, but need to know immediately if you or your children see anything unusual related to this threat. If you would like to anonymously share information you can text TIP2APD to 847411, or use the TIP2APD smartphone app. You can also share information by calling 828-252-1110.

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