repost of a social media threat against a high school in New Mexico
prompted a lockdown at Corsicana High School Monday morning while law
enforcement and school personnel sorted out the threatening message.
release from the school district shared the details of local scare
that put the school in lockdown. CHS students reported seeing the
threatening message on the social media service SnapChat. Students as
well as local officials identified the poster as a former student.
from CISD Police, Corsicana Police and the Navarro College Office of
Public safety located the former student a short time later in a
parking lot at Navarro College. After detaining the suspect, who
shared the original post, it was determined that this is a post
creating national attention, originally targeting Clovis High School
in New Mexico.
original post shows a person holding a rifle with a caption referring
to "CHS" and "going out with a bang."
Mexico law enforcement had already arrested the person who made the
original threat. Despite the arrest, the post has continued to make
rounds online, prompting fears at "CHS" schools nationwide.
district said this incident demonstrates the heightened awareness of
school violence threats, and that CISD takes all threats seriously.
Dr. Diane Frost said in the district`s statement "Student and staff
safety is our top priority. We would do nothing differently. Our
staff responded appropriately given the information they received."
spokesman Susan Johnson said the former student who re-posted the
threat was questioned and released by police.