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Police confident no threat was made towards Springfield High School

The Springfield Police Department has released more information on the potential threat that was reported regarding Springfield High School. After investigating, they are confident no threat was made.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 11:24 AM
Updated: Feb. 21, 2018 11:25 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police have released more details regarding the report of a possible threat made towards Springfield High School.

They said the increased police presence at Springfield High School on Tuesday was in response concerned reports of a potential threat made to the school.

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Police traced the information and said the original message was misconstrued. They said the original message was shared over and over until it became distorted and believed to be associated with Springfield High School.

After investigating, police are confident there was no threat made towards the school.

They said the person who conveyed the original message was referring to the school shooting in Florida and the national student walkout planned to protest school violence.

Officers are asking students, parents, and community members to help stop the spreading of "the rumor of an act of violence during a student walkout 'tomorrow'."

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