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Dawson Sheriff’s Office investigating alleged social media threat against students
Dawson County Sheriff's Office Building

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a social media threat toward students at Dawson County High School, according to a Wednesday afternoon release from the agency.  

The Sheriff's Office received the information from an out-of-state source, according to its social media post. 

The threat was posted to a social media site that’s been promoted as a way to communicate with others anonymously. The sheriff’s office worked with school officials to identify listed students, “including the reported suspect,” the post stated. 

"While an initial inquiry into the report showed no validity to the threat, DCSO’s investigation continues. Students named in the post and their parents are being notified and interviewed as part of the agency’s investigation. 

“Although there is no credible evidence at this point to substantiate the claim, investigators continue to dig into the threatening post,” DCSO stated. “We encourage anyone with any knowledge or information pertaining to this incident (or any others), to immediately report to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.”

“Earlier today, the school district was made aware of an electronic posting that listed a potential threat to Dawson County High School,” stated Superintendent Nicole LeCave in an email to DCN. “The school district is investigating the situation in cooperation with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.” 

LeCave cited the ongoing investigation and directed further questions about the incident to DCSO.

This story originally appeared on the website of The Times' sister publication Dawson County News.