EHS disciplines students involved in racial incident

Enid High School

ENID, Okla. — Enid Public Schools officials and Enid Police Department have determined a SnapChat rumor regarding possible gun violence Wednesday at Enid High School is not credible according to an announcement early Wednesday morning.

"Police officers were able to track down the origin of the rumor," according to an post on the district's Facebook Page that was updated with new information at about 1 a.m. "It began when someone viewed an old screenshot of a SnapChat post made in the spring of 2018. (At that time, the threat was fully investigated by law enforcement and found not to be credible as well.)"

The district first addressed the issue on social media late Tuesday, reporting school officials were notified of the SnapChat rumor. "At this time, there is no evidence that the threat is legitimate; however, school officials and local law enforcement are taking the matter very seriously," the post read.

Despite the investigation findings by the school police and Enid Police Department, EPS officials said arrangements made Tuesday to have additional law enforcement present for school on Wednesday still we be in effect for the "additional safety, security and comfort of students and staff."

The district also reported a text would be made to EHS parents Wednesday morning with the information.

The incident came after disciplinary action was taken last week against students involved in a SnapChat group determined to have used racially inappropriate and threatening language.

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