On Sunday, Feb. 25 Banning Police received information about a Snapchat message that was received by numerous individuals addressed to “BHS” students.

The message indicated a threat of a school shooting.

The message was received by students at numerous high schools throughout several states.

An investigation revealed that the Snapchat message originated in New Mexico and that a juvenile suspect is in custody.

The message appears to target a school in Belen, N.M.; as a precautionary measure Banning Police Department will have extra officers patrolling on and around the Banning High School campus.

Banning Police Department believes the Snapchat message is not related to Banning High School in the City of Banning. The Snapchat message appears to be a message that has gone viral and continues to be shared on social media.

All schools will maintain a normal schedule.

The Banning Unified School District and the Banning Police Department continue to work together to monitor any future developments and provide updates.

Anyone with more information or concerns may contact Banning Police Department at (951) 922-3170.


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