Spokane Police Department investigates reports of threats of gun violence at local schools.

Sergeant Maplethorpe

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11:36 p.m.

On October 28, Spokane Police received several reports of social media messages indicating a student was experiencing bullying and would visit violence upon local schools.  Officers investigating these reports found identical reports being investigated by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.  The threats were received through social media.  The investigation revealed the social media threat originated at Doss High School in Louisville, Kentucky.  The appropriate authorities in Kentucky are aware of the situation and have taken necessary precautions.

There appears to be no credible threat to Spokane area schools stemming from this social media threat.  The Spokane Police Department is ever vigilant and takes these types of reports seriously.  No resource is spared to ensure students have a safe learning environment to attend.

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