McClatchy High School receives ‘vague Instagram’ shooting threat, police investigating

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Parents are arriving on campus to pick up their children as a precaution. 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — C.K. McClatchy High School said Friday it had received a shooting threat that police are now investigating.

In a recorded message, school officials said they do not believe the threat is credible.

“A vague Instagram threat” indicating a shooting on campus prompted the investigation, a statement by McClatchy Principal Andrea Egan revealed.

We are in possession of a vague Instagram threat that indicated a school shooting at CKM today. At this time we have no reason to believe it is credible. That being said we have law enforcement researching the post. I’ll send another message once it’s fully cleared.

Andrea Egan, C.K. McClatchy High School Principal

A soft lockdown to avoid passing periods was initiated on campus, a school official told FOX40.

Social media posts have led to numerous lockdowns at Sacramento County schools in recent months.

C.K. McClatchy High School is located on Freeport Boulevard in South Sacramento.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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