Plainfield Police Trace Potential Snapchat Threat to Out of State Student, School

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There are extra police at schools in Plainfield on Wednesday after a potential threat was posted on the social media app Snapchat and police have traced the threat to a school out of state.

Police said they have received numerous calls about a viral Snapchat message about a shooting taking place on Wednesday at "phhs."

Authorities said they worked with multiple law enforcement partners including in other states to determine the origin of the message.

On Wednesday morning, district officials in Plainfield said police traced the threat to a student at Penn Hills High School in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. The person responsible for the post has been taken into custody in Pennsylvania, they added.

A social media threat that brought extra police to Plainfield schools today has been traced to Pennsylvania and there is no credible threat to the schools in Plainfield, CT, according to school officials.

At this time, there has been no credible threat to any school within the town of Plainfield, according to police.

Plainfield schools are open on Wednesday. Extra police officers will be present at all of the schools in town to ensure the safety of students and staff, investigators added.

Putnam schools also have an increased police presence on Wednesday because of the threat, according to Putnam police.

Anyone who sees the message is encouraged not to share it. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Plainfield Police at (860) 564-0804.

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