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Posted on: December 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Social media threat involving school found to be not credible after investigation

2021-12-16 18_21_37-new-press release - Whitehall School - Word

Date of Incident:  Thursday, December 16, 2021  

Time of Incident: 2117 hrs

Incident Location: Whitehall Central School

Township: Whitehall      

Case #  2021-015745

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, on Thursday December 16th, 2021 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of Video’s and Posts that were made on several social media platforms that indicated a possible threat to the Whitehall School District. At this time the investigation indicates that the potential threat is not creditable. The Sheriff’s Office Investigation is continuing but at this time the video’s that circulated by the TikTok Platform are not believed to have been created locally and that it was not created as a threat to any specific location. 


The Sheriff’s Office and Whitehall School District are working together to assure the Whitehall and all school districts in Washington County are safe. We ask that anyone with further information please contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit and always contact 911 in an emergency situation. 


 Officer (s) Handling the Investigation: Washington County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit


News Release completed by:  Sr. Investigator H. Spiezio

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