Extra security at Monroe High School after rumored threat on social media

Dec 6, 2021, 3:14 PM
Monroe High School...
Monroe High School in Washington. (Photo courtesy of Monroe High School/Facebook)
(Photo courtesy of Monroe High School/Facebook)

Reports of a threat on social media prompted added security at Monroe High School on Monday.

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Paul Ryan, the Monroe police commander, told KIRO Radio that late Monday morning, a 911 caller alerted them to a Snapchat post from late last week.

“Our officers are on scene investigating some Snapchat rumors that had circulated about potential violence occurring at the high school, but we’ve been unable to really identify any sort of credibility with those posts,” he explained.

Ryan says no immediate danger was discovered, but the police will continue to investigate.

The commander also noted that the Puget Sound region has seen an unusually high number of threats at schools in recent week.

“I think that’s part of our investigation, is trying to figure out is this something that’s related to something that’s a little bit broader than just local to our high school,” he said.

“The more attention, I think, that we give these, that potentially could draw more events of this nature. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that, obviously, we’re dealing with safety with children. It’s important for our department — or any — to really continue to investigate these to make sure that kids and staff are safe,” Ryan said.

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The school day continued as normal Monday at Monroe High School and is being finished up on schedule, but some parents reportedly pulled their kids out of class.

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Extra security at Monroe High School after rumored threat on social media