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BPD: Social media threats against Thompson Jr. High not credible

Posted at 5:22 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 08:22:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department says social media threats directed toward a local junior high school are not credible.

BPD responded to a home Thursday night regarding threats towards Thompson Jr. High by a former student.

Police say an Instagram post contained a picture of several guns and commentary.

According to BPD, the photo of the guns had been taken off the internet from a news article out of Sacramento.

Officers say the former student who was allegedly involved was cooperative.