Carson High School False Threat Report

False Snapchat Threat
Posted on 10/17/2017
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At approximately 8:30 p.m., the Carson City Dispatch Center began receiving the first of many reports of a threatened shooting at Carson High School to take place on Wednesday, October 18.  Detectives and School Resource Officers were immediately dispatched to assist the Patrol Division Deputies in tracking down the threat.

Officers were able to determine that the threat was actually a “relay” of a snap-chat that originated in Pennsylvania, and was not connected whatsoever with Carson City or the High School.  The relay was done by a concerned Carson High School student.  However, the student had failed to inform his/her parents before relaying the social media exchange locally.  

Carson City Detectives have verified the source of the snap-chat with Pennsylvania authorities, and believe that there was never a threat to Carson High School.

In coordination with the Carson City School District Superintendent, Mr. Richard Stokes, all Carson City schools will be open at normal hours on Wednesday morning.  As a precaution, the Sheriff’s Office will provide additional officers at the school for the day.

Press Release originator:  Sheriff Furlong