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Student arrested after ‘SHS’ threat hoax goes viral – prompts national school safety concerns

Police and school officials around the country are on alert after a social media post threatening violence against a school referred to only “SHS” has gone viral. WNEP-TV reports that the vague threat appears to be posted to a Facebook account belonging to a “Ray Andres.”

In the first message, the poster says “Yes, SHS is the school I want.” That’s followed by another post saying “I will not begin telling people what my name is, but I will bring a gun to school Tomorrow, so be prepared to hear gunshots.”

School districts and law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania and across the country have addressed the “SHS” threat.  WHIO reports that a 16-year-old student in Springfield, Ohio has been arrested in connection with the hoax.  He faces felony charges for inducing panic in juvenile court.

This is a list of law enforcement agencies sharing posts to social media about the perceived threat: