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Police investigate potential social media threat at Roswell HS

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: November 12, 2019 07:37 PM
Created: November 12, 2019 09:08 AM

ROSWELL, N.M. — Roswell police investigated a potential social media threat at Roswell High School Tuesday morning.

"I saw people re-posting it on Snapchat and it was kind of scary," said student Kayleigh Wenzel. "I mean nobody wants to hear about a threat in their school that people are trying to bring guns and shoot us."


The threat was cleared before noon. However, it's unclear whether the gun in the photo is real.

The high school was not put on lockdown and students were not sent home, but some parents went to the high school to pick up their kids.

The FBI is investigating the case.  

Statement from the FBI:

The Roswell Police Department, Chaves County Sheriff's Office, and the FBI responded to an alleged threat on social media involving Roswell High School today, and we are still investigating. Nobody has been injured. The FBI has made no arrests at this time. We take all threats seriously and will thoroughly investigate this incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300

The Roswell Independent School District Superintendent released the following statement: 

"The threat has been investigated and eliminated. The persons responsible for the original post and copycat posts are in police custody. Your students’ safety is a top priority for the Roswell Schools. Thank you to our local law enforcement agencies and  the FBI for their prompt response and quick resolution to the threats against our students and staff."

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