Colorado Springs school threat under investigation, does not appear credible

A social media post raised concerns in the Colorado Springs area on 1/23/23.
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 11:37 AM MST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 12:35 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police and several Springs-area school districts are investigating a social media post threatening a shooting at an unspecified school.

Springs police tell 11 News the post was a photo of a text message that had been passed around before finally going on social media.

“We are working to investigate and identify the source of the image,” said a spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Police Department.

11 News obtained a letter to parents from District 11 asking that students not add to the rumor mill by sharing the image online:

Dear D11 High School and Middle School Families,

The District is aware of several rumors spreading on social media today. District security was informed of a generic Instagram post threatening harm at a school, but not any school in particular. Other area school districts are also looking into this threat. This generic post is creating some concern in our community and is currently being investigated. At this time, we are NOT finding any credibility to these social media posts.

The safety of all of our students and our staff is our top priority throughout District 11. We take all threats seriously, and consequences up to and including suspension may be put in place depending on the situation. All threats are thoroughly investigated, and there is no tolerance for violence or threats on our campus.

Please help us to put any rumors to rest and ask that your student not spread this on social media. Thank you.