Social media threat by student leads to TRHS lockdown

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School went into a brief lockdown Friday afternoon following a threat posted on social media.

According to district officials, the school was made aware of a threat on social media directed toward the safety of the school around 12:22 p.m. Officials say they were able to identify the source of the threat and determined that it was a student who was not in the school at the time.

TRHS then went into a “Secure Mode,” where staff and students were to remain safely in the building while district administration restricted all individuals from coming and going. Officials say the Three Rivers Police Department confirmed to the district at 12:33 p.m. that the individual who had made the threat was located and it was safe to resume operations.

TRPD Police Chief Scott Boling confirmed Friday the suspect was taken into custody.

In a statement, the district said TRCS “takes any and all threats seriously” and will continue to “work with law enforcement to ensure individuals who do such things are held accountable for their actions and the negative impact on our school environment.”

Robert Tomlinson can be reached at 279-7488 ext. 22 or robert@threeriversnews.com.

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