A social media threat known as "SHS" prompted school districts across the country, including Fort Worth and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw schools, to be on alert.
"A social media post threatening a non-specific school is spreading across the nation this morning," read a message sent by Fort Worth schools to parents via text and email. Many communities believe it is their school. Fort Worth ISD and local police are aware of this post and do not believe it to be credible. Police are in place at our schools as they are everyday."
Clint Bond, spokesman for Fort Worth schools, said the school learned about a threat in connection with a campus known only as "SHS" yesterday after parents starting calling. The issue put Fort Worth schools on alert because South Hills High School and Southwest High School have that acronym.
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Fort Worth police Sgt. Daniel Segura said police are aware of the message being disseminated.
"We continue to stay alert and we are responding to all calls of service," Segura said.
Fort Worth's message to parents was also posted on social media.
Bond said the Fort Worth ISD soon learned that other districts were concerned, including Eagle Mountain-Saginaw schools.
Megan Overman, spokeswoman for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw schools, said they notified Saginaw police as soon as they heard of the threat. The district includes Saginaw High School, which also has an "SHS" acronym.
"We requested additional police presence on campus this morning as a precaution. We have since learned that the threat is spreading nationwide and we do not believe it is targeted at Saginaw HS or any EMS ISD school," Overman said in an email. "We are sending a short notice to parents and staff making them aware of the situation and our proactive response."