Fake Social Media High School Threat Goes Viral

We traced this photo back to Monticello High School in Virginia. No local schools were threatened

January 7, 2018-A photo of guns with a threat toward a high school is going viral with the name of the high school replaced. We traced the photo back to Monticello High School in Albamerle County, Virginia. According to NBC29 in Virginia, school officials at Monticello High School issued a statement saying Police are following up on the threat. (see http://www.nbc29.com/story/37211250/snapchat-photo-warns-monticello-high-school-students-to-stay-home)

The threat was then copied and circulated on social media and many parents became alarmed.

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