FWPD: Threats against South Side High School not credible

A social media post shared with NewsChannel 15 appears to threaten South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. (courtesy photo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police said a threat to South Side High School made in a social media post were not credible and a male associated with the post was not involved “in any way,” the department said.

On Sunday, NewsChannel 15 learned of a picture circulating on social media of a possible student with a gun warning students not to come to school Monday. Screenshots shared with NewsChannel 15 show a male with firearms with a text that read, “be ready (expletive),” and another photo of a rifle with a text “dont come to school tomorrow (racial slur).” In the second photo, South Side High School was tagged.

Several people contacted police and NewsChannel 15 about the photos and expressed concern.

Detectives looked into the threats and identified a person of interest, but have not released his or her identity. Police said, though, that they are “certain that the posting was made without actual intent.”

In an update Monday, police said “the male has been cleared of any wrong doing and is NOT involved in any way with the posting.”

The incident is still under investigation.

No other information was immediately available.