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Beaverton police: Social media threat not credible

After School app relays 'I'm shooting up the school' message to Southridge High students.


Beaverton Police DepartmentThe Beaverton Police Department does not believe that an anonymous online threat poses a credible danger to Southridge High School.

A post saying "I'm shooting up the school" appeared on the After School app, where four Southridge students spotted it before it was removed.

Whoever the user is, that person is linked to Southridge's Facebook page and by "piggy back" is then linked to Southridge on the After School app. It is unknown whether the user has real Southridge ties beyond social media connections.

The threat was removed from After School before police were notified Monday morning, but after the students saw it, according to Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman.

"We do not find any evidence that this is a credible threat and that students and staff are in danger related to this threat," Rowe wrote in an email to media contacts.

Southridge also notified parents of the incident.

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