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South Eugene High parent shares concerns about school threats

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EUGENE, Ore. -- A South Eugene High School parent is voicing her concerns about school threats after seeing a comment on an Instagram page called "SEHS Black people."

Officials said the school is safe, but the context of the posts is still being investigated.

"I'm really scared for my child and the other children," said the woman, who wants to remain anonymous.

She told KEZI her son showed her the Instagram page, which has since been deleted, and was worried about one of the comments.

"They said mark your calendar for Dec. 14, which is also the Sandy Hook date where the school got shot up," she said.

The school principal sent an email to families saying they're aware of the account and the posts that have raised concerns. Police also say they're aware of the report. The department got a call on Dec. 5 about the Instagram page, which had pictures of Black students and referenced an event to take place on Dec. 14.

According to officials, the event wasn't scheduled to happen at the school but at an alleged meet-up location. They added that there's no specific threat or criminal act mentioned and no names are connected to the posts.

"I know the other Black students that he was talking to are upset; I know their parents are upset too," the concerned parent said.

Police said they're continuing to look into this matter.

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