Police: Snapchat threat made against Mayfield High School ‘does not appear to be credible’
MAYFIELD VILLAGE — Mayfield Village police said a threat made on social media Thursday night to shoot up the school’s homecoming football game does not appear to be credible.
The threat was made on Snapchat and said someone was going to shoot up Friday night’s football game between Mayfield High School and Charles F. Brush High School, according to police.
Snapchat is a popular social media platform that allows videos and images to disappear after 24 hours.
Investigators said the threat was shared several times on social media. Detectives began investigating the threat Thursday night and continue to do so Friday, police said.
Police have not determined where the threat originated.
The threat caused Mayfield Village Schools to send out an email blast and a voicemail message notifying parents of what happened.
School officials and police said K-9 units and additional offices will be used at Friday’s game. Students and attendees aren’t allowed to carry in backpacks during the game.
In an unrelated incident, Mayfield High School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after a man looking for information walked on school grounds. The man was later escorted away from the school, police said.
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