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Instagram threat against students debunked

Posted at 8:34 AM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 13:29:59-04

Authorities and school administration have debunked an apparant social media threat made against a northwest side school.

According to Coronado K-8 principal Gerald Ball, an Instagram message that supposedly listed several students' names and included the word "hate."

Students took screenshots of the picture and passed around. Ball called police, who investigated and told Ball the account did not appear to have been created in Tucson.

According to Amphitheater district spokeswoman Amy Sharpe, Pima County Sheriff's deputies determined there was no threat to Coronado students, and that the school was not named. 

The school is at 3401 E. Wildds Road. School is proceeding as normal Friday.

Ball said he will notify parents about the threat once the investigation is complete.