About a half dozen parents contacted May River High School officials Tuesday morning about a possible threat made against students on social media, but Beaufort County School District said it was unaware of any credible threat, according to district spokesman Jim Foster.
It’s unclear if some of the confusion related to a similar threat made through social media targeting a Savannah area high school, so Beaufort County School District posted on its Facebook page to quell any rumors.
Students at New Hampstead High School alerted officials of a threatening post made on social media Monday, but the threat was unfounded, according to WTOC.
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Bob Bromage jumped into the comments section of the district’s post, writing that the Sheriff’s Office had not received any information on threats to Beaufort County schools.
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Parental concerns come a week after a Parkland school shooting in which 17 people were killed and about a month after an unsubstantiated threat made on Instagram vaguely linked Hilton Head Island Middle School to 9/11.