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Posted on: February 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Deputies investigate social media posts

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Date of Incident: Sunday, February 24, 2019 

Incident Location: Hudson Falls Middle School Notre Dame Street

Township: Kingsbury 

Case # 2019-002584

According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, On Sunday February 24th 2019, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a posting on social media that could be interpreted as a threat to a school. The threat did not mention any specific school but through investigation and cooperation with the Hudson Falls CSD we were able to determine that several of the juveniles involved in the “small private group chat” attended the Hudson Falls CSD Middle School.

The juveniles involved in the “small private group chat” have been identified and interviewed including one juvenile from the state of Minnesota that was interviewed by their local police force and several other juveniles from various local school districts. The investigation is ongoing but at this time the alleged threat was deemed to NOT be credible and there is no threat to the Hudson Falls Middle School. The Hudson Falls School students that were involved have been asked to remain home as this investigation continues out of an abundance of caution.

Sheriff Murphy would like to remind the public that Social media posts are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We encourage families to review appropriate digital citizenship with their children. This article by Common Sense Media provided by the HFCSD might be of assistance.

Article: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digitalcitizenshipweek/home

Officer (s) Handling: Investigator Harold Spiezio and Deputy Kyle Kolar

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