Methuen High Open As Social Media Threat Appears Aimed at Another State

Elias Hubbard
January 8, 2018

Earlier this evening, we were contacted by the Albemarle County Police Department concerning a threatening social media post that advised students not to come to school tomorrow.

"Police have determined that the social media post originated elsewhere and was not connected to Methuen High School in any way", the statement said.

A threat was made against the school, and the suspect was arrested in Virginia in connection with the threat.

"We will continue to consult with the police department and will take all necessary actions to ensure that our facilities remain safe and secure", added Haas.

It remains unclear if the person who sent the threat is a student.

Methuen police issued a statement saying they were made aware of the post, but said there was no threat to that city's high school.

A note on the school district's website said the threat is a "viral hoax", but there will be additional police presence on campus on Monday.

Although officials believe the threat is in reference to a school in Virginia, school officials with McBee High School in Chesterfield, Monroe High School and Mooresville High School are responding.

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