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District: Woodmont HS parents notified after rumored school threats deemed unfounded

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Officials with Woodmont High School said a letter was sent out to parents of students on Wednesday after administration received reports of numerous rumored threats against the school for Thursday.

Several viewers contacted FOX Carolina throughout the day, concerned about a threatening Snapchat post. Woodmont High School released the following statement on the incident:

The Woodmont High School administration has received information on numerous rumored threats against our school for tomorrow.    Law enforcement has thoroughly investigated all of these rumors and determined that none are credible.  Many are reposts of generic social media threats that have been circulating across the country for several days. We understand that any rumor suggesting the potential for school violence is extremely upsetting to students, staff, and family members.  Please remind your students of the importance of immediately reporting anything they see or hear that causes them concern. We very much appreciate local law enforcement’s quick and thorough response to these situations and your support and understanding of our efforts to keep Woodmont High School safe.  

Beth Brotherton of Greenville County Schools told FOX Carolina that there would be an increase in security or law enforcement presence at Woodmont High School and Middle School on Thursday.

"While the Investigation by law enforcement determined the rumored threats at Woodmont High School are not credible, out of an abundance of caution and as reassurance to parents, students and staff, there will be an increased law enforcement presence at Woodmont HS and MS tomorrow," said Brotherton.

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