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Possible school threat has parents, students on edge

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Multiple 17 News viewers have sent our newsroom a screenshot that shows someone threatening to shoot at a school with the initials 'SHS'.  

However, it appears the post may be a hoax and has gone viral before.

Shafter Police Department told us the Kern High School District is investigating the legitimacy of the threat.

The Kern High School District has confirmed the photo circulating on social media originated in Ohio. 

Bakersfield Police Department is aware of the post and says it appears nothing indicates the threat is related to Bakersfield. Police say the post has been investigated before by police departments across the country and it was deemed not credible.


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