Clinton Police Department issue statement on quick investigation of threatening social media post and it’s ruled ‘not credible’


Social media threat for schools reported to be ‘not credible.’  ‘Read more’ for details (complete statement) of the CPD investigation. (updated w/update from CHS Principal)

On April 20, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers from the Clinton Police Department investigated a report of a threatening post made on “Instagram”.  The posts were directed towards the safety of students and staff of Clinton High School, to occur the following day,April 21, 2017.

Investigators and School Resource Officers from the Clinton Police Department immediately responded to investigate the postings.

The Clinton Police Department worked closely with the administrative staff of the Clinton Community School District on this investigation.  Within three hours of the threat, officers identified the source of the “Instagram” post and determined the threat was not credible.  The Clinton Police Department would like to thank the community for all the assistance and information provided to law enforcement during this investigation, which ultimately led to a quick resolution to the threats made on social media.

On his Twitter account this morning – Clinton High School Principal J-R Kuch stated that disciplinary action is already underway.  The Principal stated that school will be in session today (Friday).