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UPDATE: Police: Threat against Jerome High School not credible

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JEROME — Jerome High School released students early Friday morning because of a reported social media threat.

The school district sent out a note to families saying that a threat against students and school personnel was posted on Snapchat.

“We regard any threat made against our students and staff with the utmost seriousness,” the message said.

The Mountain High junior and high schools were also closed and other schools were on lockdown because of a similar Snapchat threat was reported at the junior high. School officials later said police there determined the threat there was not credible.

The Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that it also received reports of the Snapchat threats and other Magic Valley schools took precautions, but the office believes the post was created in Florida.

“The Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office believes that there is no credibility to this threat in the Magic Valley area,” the post said.

The screen shot has been making the rounds on social media referencing a school with the initials “JHS.” The viral post had schools across the country on edge.

According to sacbee.com, the post has also been shared in California, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Investigations were done at many “JHS” schools across the country, including Jesuit High School in California and Juniper High School in Florida.

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