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Greece police say social media 'threat' is not a risk

Greece police say social media 'threat' is not a risk

May 18, 2017 10:12 PM

Greece police say a threatening social media post making its rounds on the internet is "not a credible threat."

In tweets, Chief Patrick Phelan says, "There is info floating around social media about a school threat. It has been fully investigated and is NOT a credible threat! There is no cause for alarm. Please do not promote any info to the contrary."

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The Facebook post, which has been shared more than 2,000 times, shows a screenshot of an Instagram photo of a person -- which the poster says is a Greece Arcadia student -- holding a gun with the caption: "Yall [sic] better watch out tomorrow."

The Facebook post urges parents to keep their kids home from school Friday.

Speaking with News10NBC, the Greece Central School District also says there is no threat. Officials tell us, the gun pictured is not a real gun. Phelan says the weapon is a homemade paintball gun.

The district has sent information about the post out to parents, letting them no there is no cause for alarm.

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