A message shared on Snapchat Wednesday threatening a shooting incident at Central Middle School (CMS) and Shakopee High School on Friday, Oct. 6, has been dismissed as non-credible by officials from the Eden Prairie and Shakopee school districts and police from both cities.
The author of the message, which was laced with racial slurs and profanity, threatened to bring a gun to “Eden Prarie (sic) Middle” and Shakopee High School and said, “School shooting Friday October 6th.” Screenshots of the message have been circulating in the community via text and social media.
CMS Principal Felicia Thames messaged families Thursday morning, reassuring them that the threat was not credible.
“Last night, we became aware of a threatening statement shared on social media,” she wrote. “As soon as we were informed, we partnered with the Eden Prairie Police Department to ensure there was no threat.
“EPPD has given us the all clear and said school is safe to continue as normal. We take all threats seriously, even when they are likely non-credible, and we appreciate both the people who shared this information with us and the Eden Prairie Police for their partnership to keep students safe.”
A message sent by Jeff Pawlicki, principal of Shakopee High School, did not identify the person who made the threats, but appeared to imply the author was an Eden Prairie student. This has not been confirmed, however.
He added, “The case has been closed by both police departments. It has been determined there was no credible threat.”
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