Threat against West Memphis school determined to be a hoax

Threat against West Memphis school determined to be a hoax

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - A Facebook threat against an Arkansas school turned out to be a hoax from another part of the country.

According to the West Memphis Police Department, police received information Wednesday morning regarding a possible threat made on Facebook against West Junior High School.

The department said in a Facebook post that as detectives investigated the threat they learned the Facebook post about West Junior High School was a hoax.

"Detectives were able to find out the person posting to social media was in an entirely different region of the country and has no association with the West Memphis area," the Facebook post said.

Detectives have notified the proper jurisdiction about the post and continue to stress that there is no ongoing threat to any West Memphis school.

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