Police determine shooting threat directed at school in Florida, not Jacksonville


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) –Jacksonville police have determined a school threat that was made on social media on Tuesday was not directed at Jacksonville High School here but a school in Jupiter, Fla.

On Tuesday evening, Jacksonville Police became aware of a post on the social networking platform Snap Chat in which an individual threatened to shoot students and staff at Jacksonville High School. Detectives with the police department, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and Onslow County Schools were working Wednesday morning to ensure the safety and security of the campus.

 Jacksonville Public Safety Public Information Officer Beth Purcell said after the investigation, it was determined the threat was directed at a high school in Jupiter, Fla. There is no threat to Jacksonville High School here.

“JPD Detectives have verified with Jupiter, Florida law enforcement authorities that the post on Snap Chat was associated with a threat case involving Jupiter Community High School” said Captain Mike Capps, supervisor of JPD’s Criminal Investigative Services Division.

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