Police: Social Media Post Of School Shooting Threat Made At “SHS” Discredited

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A post has spread across social media indicating that there will be a shooting at a high school, according to a press release.

A viral post spreads across social media of a screen shot indicating that there is going to be a shooting at “SHS” Thursday (Feb. 22).

Upon investigation this is a nationwide post that originated out of Ohio and has spread fear in many schools across the country using the acronym “SHS” that could be directed to any school starting with the letter “S”, according to Southside Highschool Mavericks’s Facebook page.

FSPD detectives quickly and thoroughly investigated this threat and have determined this post to be false, acccording to the Fort Smith Department’s Facebook page.

There is no credible threat to Springdale High School or Southside High School, according to police.

The Springdale and Fort Smith Police Department and Springdale and Fort Smith Public Schools are taking precautions and will do everything to ensure children are safe.