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TUSD: No active threat at Tucson High after investigation into Snapchat post

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 13:01:40-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — UPDATE: Tucson Unified School District announced Thursday that after an investigation into a potential social media threat, there is no danger to the school.

The Tucson Police Department says a similar Snapchat post is being passed around in Texas. It is undetermined if they are the same at this time.

Original story:

An investigation into a potential school threat at Tucson High Magnet School is underway.

According to TUSD, the district is working alongside the Tucson Police Department to look into the threat that was posted on Snapchat.

The photo appears to show writing on a bathroom wall claiming students should stay away from the school because there will be a shooting.

TUSD officials tell KGUN 9 no threats were found written on the walls anywhere in the school.

They say the school will have increased security on Thursday and Friday.

Here's the full statement from the district:

Tucson High has been working with TPD and TUSD School Safety to investigate a potential threat seen on Snapchat that was rumored to be coming from Tucson High Magnet School. At this time, there is no evidence to validate the threat, but the investigation remains in place. However, out of an abundance of caution, the Tucson High Administration has opted to have increased safety measures and a more visible presence of TUSD security on campus today and for the remainder of the week.

We appreciate your understanding and support as our student and staff safety is always a top priority.