MADISONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Public Schools says the woman pictured in the social media threat against Shroder High School was not a student and the image was not real.
Spokeswoman Lauren Worley responded to a FOX19 NOW tweet with the update saying the image was taken from a social media site and the threatening message was added to her picture.
Shroder also released a statement by their principal Larry Williams through the school’s Twitter account reiterating Worley’s statement.
The screenshot of the Snapchat post quickly made its way throughout the Greater Cincinnati community between Sunday night and Monday morning.
The post showed a girl holding a gun warning people not to go to Shroder Monday. School officials decided to go on with school and instead have a heavy police presence on campus.
According to a phone call that went out to parents late Sunday, there will be extra police on campus all day and all students will undergo thorough checks before entering the school.
CPS released a statement Monday morning in regards to the threat.
“Last night, CPS became aware of a social media threat against Shroder High School. We are cooperating with Cincinnati Police in the investigation. Parents will be contacted via robocall this morning. Additional security will be on hand when students arrive today. At this time, we do not have evidence that this is an active threat against the school or students.”
Worley says CPS is continuing to investigate the image.
She did not say whether they believe a student altered the image or if police have a suspect in mind.