Viral Internet Hoax

posted Feb 22, 2018, 8:04 AM by Kristen Delaney

Dear students, parents, guardians, and staff,

We have received numerous reports from concerned students, parents and community members regarding a possible threat. Here is what we have learned after an investigation in collaboration with Sherwood Police:

There is a viral post spreading across social media of a screenshot by a person named “Ray Andres” indicating that there is going to be a school shooting at “SHS” today.  This is a nationwide post that law enforcement officials believe originated in the state of Ohio, but has since spread fear into every school in America with the acronym “SHS”, including our own.

There is NO CREDIBLE THREAT to any of our schools here in Sherwood. We applaud our young people who brought this to the attention of adults and law enforcement agents. As a precaution, we will have our School Resource Officer at the high school today and Sherwood PD will have on duty officers driving through and around the high school campus. We are grateful to our local law enforcement agents who investigate threats fully and work hard to keep our kids safe.  Thank you for trusting us with your children, but also helping us end this awful rumor.