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NEW INFO: Alleged Fairfield High School threat included reference to shotgun, caused increased police presence

Fairfield High School. STAFF FILE PHOTO
Fairfield High School. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Credit: STAFF FILE PHOTO

Credit: STAFF FILE PHOTO

UPDATE @ 11:29 a.m.:

The threat was made on an Instagram that has since been removed, but according to a screen capture posted on the Fairfield Police Department’s Facebook page.

Police confirmed the post is the one they are investigating.

The post on Instagram reads: “If you’re from ohio and go to Fairfield High School, don’t come into school on February 15, 2019, gon be coming in wit a Remington 870, 12 gauge shotgun, 20 rounds last to go into me, good luck and until then :)”

Police say the case is still under investigation and won’t comment at this time on who made the threat or the motive behind the threat.

INITIAL STORY:

Police will have an increased presence at Fairfield High School this week after an alleged threat was reported on social media, according to a Facebook post from the district.

The post that included the alleged threat “states that the threat will be carried out on Friday, February 15,” the district wrote.

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Fairfield police said investigators are working “to determine who is responsible for the post and if the threat is credible” and additional police officers will be at the school.

“We are working closely with the school district and as a precautionary measure have assigned additional officers to assist with security,” according to a statement.

The full text of the school district’s post is below:

The full text of the Fairfield Police Department’s media release: