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Threat issued to Cheney High

Social media warning determined to be ‘bogus’ post, police presence increased just in case


Last updated 3/15/2018 at 8:37am

A social media post warning of the possibility of a violent attack at Cheney High School late last Thursday led to an increased police presence on Friday.

In a press release emailed at 12:11 a.m. March 9, Cheney Police Department Capt. Rick Beghtol said they received information from a “concerned citizen” at approximately 9:30 p.m., March 8, that “a disturbing message” had been posted on social media warning CHS students about the rumor of a possible attack the next day.

Beghtol later said it was a student who called the police station about seeing the post, and police officials imm...

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