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Sheriff: Social media post from Pennsylvania mistaken for threat to Carson High

The Carson City Sheriff's Office (SBG)

A Snapchat post from Pennsylvania was mistaken for a threat to Carson High School, leading to several reports of the supposed threat, according to the Carson City sheriff.

Dispatchers began receiving reports at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday about a threat to Carson High School on Wednesday, Oct. 18, Sheriff Ken Furlong said in a statement.

Detectives and school resource officers began investigating, and they determined the threat was a "relay" of a Snapchat post that originated in Pennsylvania. The post was not connected to Carson City or the school, according to the sheriff.

The relay came from a concerned Carson High student who did not inform their parents before sharing the post, Furlong said.

Detectives have verified the source of the post with authorities in Pennsylvania, he said, and they do not believe there was ever any threat to Carson High School.

All Carson City schools will be open as normal Wednesday, though the sheriff's office will provide additional officers as a precaution, according to Furlong.

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