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Posts threatening shooting at Deming High causes stir

The Associated Press and KOB.com Web Staff
November 15, 2017 05:27 PM

DEMING, N.M. - Anonymous social media threats have forced more than 1,000 Deming High School students to stay home as administers worked to quell fears about possible violence.

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The Deming Headlight reports Deming police dispatched officers to campus Tuesday following the social media posts this weekend.

Two posts on Snapchat circulated widely on social media alluded to a threat of a shooting at a school.

A statement by the school district in Deming states that they are working with police to investigate the threats, and asks students and parents to report any suspicious activity. 

"Police officers will be placed at the school for added security this week as a precaution, but the school day will continue as normal with all planned activities," the statement reads. 

Three girls' basketball games scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and evening proceed as scheduled.No arrests have been made.

The concerns come less than a week after three students were arrested for allegedly threatening a shooting at a Santa Fe high school. Charges against two of those teens were dismissed on Tuesday.

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