Police: Wayzata HS Threats Not Credible
There were some anxious moments at Wayzata High School because of two social media threats. It’s the second school in the CCX viewing area to receive threats this fall.
Early Wednesday morning an alleged Snapchat post said there could be a shooting on campus. Later in the day, the school received an email from an anonymous person. That email said the same thing as the Snapchat post.
Officials did not evacuate the school and classes went on as normal. However, Plymouth police and school administrators immediately investigated the threat and there was an increased police presence on campus.
Eventually they came to the conclusion that there was no credible threat, but police do take social media threats very seriously.
“Absolutely,” said Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein. “It could be considered a terroristic threat. With that there are consequences. Social media is not going away. It will continue to grow, but it has to be used responsibly. When people post messages that create panic, that’s a problem.”
Plymouth police tried to trace where the threat came from, but don’t believe they will be able to pinpoint the source. Anyone with information about the threats should contact the Plymouth Police Department at 952-258-5321.