Threat made toward Summerville High School not credible

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) — A social media post making rounds surrounding a possible incident at Summerville High School is not credible, according to the Summerville Police Department.

The agency made the announcement on Thursday.

Officials say on October 5, authorities were notified of the post saying an incident could possibly occur next week.

“The police department, working with the school district, immediately began investigating and will continue to investigate the origin of the post as well as the credibility,” according to Dorchester District 2 spokeswoman Pat Raynor.

“The investigation into the alleged “Snapchat” school shooting incident has shown that it was not a credible threat,” Summerville Police spokesman Lieutenant Nick Santanna said.

We’re told the incident stemmed from multiple unsubstantiated rumors.

No charges have been made, Santanna added.

Dorchester District 2 issued the following statement after it was determined the threat was not credible:

Working with Summerville Police, Summerville High School has completed its investigation into the social media threat at the school today. They have been able to determine that the original posting stemmed from malicious rumors and was no credible threat to the school. Police are continuing to look into the motives of the false postings. As a precaution, there will be added security on campus Monday.

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