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UPDATE: Threatening social media post not connected to Thomas Co. Central High

Thomasville Police Department alerts parents that a threatening social media post is likely a...
Thomasville Police Department alerts parents that a threatening social media post is likely a generic one shared across the country.(AP/WCTV)
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 6:34 PM EDT
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THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) - Thomas County Central High School is not the target of a threat spreading on social media, according to a message from the school’s principal.

The Thomasville Police Department on Sunday received several messages about a suspicious Snapchat screenshot, which appeared to reference bullying and a school shooting.

The department took to Facebook Sunday to explain that the post referred to a “central high school” and looked similar to a post going around in other states.

According to the principal’s message, it was determined the threat was linked to a school in Missouri.

“We are grateful to the many students, parents and teachers who have alerted us to this message,” Principal Trista Jones said. “The safety of everyone in our school is our top priority.”

The principal said although the school feels confident there is no threat towards any students or staff, it will continue to work with law enforcement and stay vigilant in protecting everyone on campus.

The agency encouraged parents to ask kids to report anything at school that seems out of the ordinary or makes them uncomfortable.

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