A lot of you have been asking about a Facebook rumor going around about possible school attacks in Upstate SC on September 11th.
The State Law Enforcement Division says the threat is not credible.
NEW – Snopes – the website that addresses rumors has just weighed in – CLICK HERE for more.
We reached out to some our local sheriffs to ask if they knew about the rumor.
Amy Wood has this NEW INTERVIEW with Sheriff Chuck Wright.
Cherokee Co. Sheriff Steve Mueller says the threats are not credible.
Union Sheriff David Taylor says his office is aware of the rumor and measures are in place to keep folks safe.
The post reads:
ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION
JUST GOT A CALL FROM A VERY GOOD FRIEND HE WORKS FOR THE NSA AND DHS HE TOLD NE THAT ALL GOVT AGENCTS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HIGH ALERT FOR 9/11 I KNOW THIS IS NOTHING UNUSUAL BUT HE STATED THIS I QUOTE. “THE BLACK PANTHERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE ORDER TO GO INTO SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS THEYVE ALSO BEEN GIVEN THE ORDER TO KILL ALL WHITE COPS AND CRACKER’ UNQUOTE I URGE YOU ALL TO STAY IN GROUPS OF ATLEAST 4MORE IF POSSIBLE IVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT IN THE UNION,GAFFNEY SPARTANBURG AREAS THAT GANG MEMBERS ARE BUILDING UP TO ATTACK WHITE PEOPLE ON 9/11 PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY PLEASE THIS IS A DIRECT ORDER FOR YOUR CHILDS SAFETY! MAKE SURE YOU ARE ARMED AT ALL TIMES! THE COMMANDERS ARE SETTING UP QRFs ( QUICK REACTION FORCES_ TO RESPOND TO ANT ACTS OF VIOLENCE
Spartanburg 2 Superintendent posted the following on Facebook:
Union County posted the following on Facebook
Cherokee County Schools Posted the following on Facebook:
Spartanburg District 5 says it’s also confident in law enforcement’s assessment that the threat is not credible, but says, “Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is providing additional deputies to patrol around all of our districts in Spartanburg County, and here in District Five, the cities of Duncan, Lyman, Wellford and Greer will also be sending extra officers out to watch our schools.
Beyond that, we’re not doing anything additional, other than just being vigilant as always.”
Two men dressed up as superheroes Friday morning, greeting kids as they arrived to school.
Batman and Superman gave thumbs up and helped students out of their cars Friday morning at Boiling Springs Intermediate.
Both parents and children were excited to see the superheroes there in light of rumors about threats to schools.