Police: Threatening Facebook post not directed at Mishawaka High School
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – A post circulating on Facebook caused reason for concern as it seemed like Mishawaka High School students were being threatened.
Monday, Mishawaka Police made it clear that the post was not directed to students at MHS.
The post contained a picture of multiple firearms with the caption: “Don’t go to school tomorrow @MHS students,” and “Loaded up bout to head out.”
We have been receiving information all night regarding a posting on Facebook regarding a photo of several firearms and the phrase “MHS”. This has been identified to be a hoax in Virginia and an arrest has been made. MPD will have still have extra patrols at Mishawaka HS today. — Mishawaka Police (@MishawakaPolice) January 8, 2018
Officers say there is no threat to MHS because the post was a hoax directed at students from Monticello High School in Virginia.
A juvenile was arrested in Albermarle County, VA for the act and will face charges.
MPD said there will be increased patrols at MHS Monday