Social media threat against Bluffton schools deemed ‘not credible’

BLUFFTON — Bluffton schools notified parents on Monday of a threatening social media post that circulated briefly over the weekend. The post was deemed not credible by local authorities, but police were present in school buildings and middle school staff were briefed Monday “out of an abundance of caution,” the district said.

“Even though this even was deemed not credible, we are taking preventative measures to reinforce school safety,” the district said via an alert to parents on Monday. “We encourage parents to speak to their students about reporting threats or suspicious activity to a school administrator or call 1-844-SaferOH.”

Police presence will continue into Tuesday. Students who make threats toward the school district may face suspension, expulsion and criminal charges, the district said.

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