Unsubstantiated Threats

Carson City Sheriff's Office: Unsubstantiated Threats to Carson High School
Posted on 12/12/2023
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On Monday evening at 10:29 p.m., the Carson City Sheriff’s Office began receiving the first of numerous information tips from social media platforms of a threat to Carson High School.  The alleged threats suggested that a violent event would take place on Tuesday, December 12th.  Sheriff Ken Furlong immediately informed Carson City Schools Superintendent Andrew Feuling of the allegations, who in turn notified school administrators. 

Throughout the night, Detectives, School Resource Officers, and Patrol Deputies tracked messages on various social media platforms to identify the sources of the information.  In all cases, identified students were interviewed with their family members to determine the specific nature of the alleged threat and develop further steps and precautions to be taken.

By approximately 4:00 a.m., Detectives and Schools Resource Officers were able to isolate the original social media post and message.  It was determined that the message contained no information affiliated with Carson High School and no specific imminent threat was locally evident.  A careful examination of the original social media posting suggested that it referred to a high school outside the state of Nevada.  Investigators believed local students discovered the post and began “sharing” it with other students and families.  Those findings were shared with School Resource Officers in the suspected appropriate community.

To ensure a sense of safety and security at Carson High, students, faculty, and parents can expect extra officers to be present at the school throughout Wednesday.

Sheriff Furlong would like to thank everyone who assisted and provided information throughout the investigation.  Our students and faculty members take on the highest priority in the community.  With everyone’s cooperation and tips, law enforcement is better able to take immediate actions to intercept threats before they become reality.

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Sheriff Ken Furlong
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