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3:30 p.m.: Duncan Police Department and Duncan Public Schools administration initiated an investigation early Thursday morning, Sept. 5 about an alleged social media post concerning Duncan High School.

DPD Lt. John Byers said he worked with Duncan Superintendent Dr. Tom Deighan to look into the matter about what they’re both referring to as an “unverified” social media post when it surfaced Thursday morning. Because the post is unverified, content of the posting has not been released.

Deighan said DPD informed DPS of the unverified post on social media about the High School.

“We are working together to investigate the matter and to ensure the safety of our students,” Deighan said early Thursday. “Duncan Public Schools appreciates the swift response of Duncan Police on this issue.”

Thursday afternoon, Deighan said more information on the investigation would have to come from DPD, though the school will remain in a “heightened state.”

“Since this is a police issue, any updates about the investigation would need to come from DPD,” Deighan said. “At this point no threat has been substantiated to Duncan Public Schools. However, we will remain in a heightened state of vigilance and continue with any precautions advised by local law enforcement.”

Byers said they’re following up on leads and will continue working with the high school on the issue.

“We are still looking into the social media,” Byers said, noting DPD was not “getting the original post.”

Byers said right now, they’re only hearing “students talking about the possible posts,” so DPD is working to find out who may have seen the posts or commented about any posts.

More on this story as it develops.

 

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DPD, DPS investigating social media post about high school

9:50 a.m.: Duncan Police Department and Duncan Public Schools administration are currently investigating an alleged social media post about Duncan High School.

DPD Lt. John Byers said he is working with Duncan Superintendent Dr. Tom Deighan to look into the matter about what they’re both referring to as an “unverified” social media post. Because the post is unverified, content of the posting has not been released.

Deighan said DPD informed DPS of the unverified post on social media about the High School.

“We are working together to investigate the matter and to ensure the safety of our students,” Deighan said. “Duncan Public Schools appreciates the swift response of Duncan Police on this issue.”

Byers said they’re following up on leads and will continue working with the high school on the issue.

More on this story as it develops.

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