Sources: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and River Valley High School (Information):
Mohave Valley, Arizona: Deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office as well as officials with River Valley High School investigated a unfounded social media rumors circulating of a potential shooting at River Valley High School on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021.
At 6:25 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office posted publicly on their official Facebook page,”The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is aware of social media rumors circulating of a potential shooting at River Valley High School today in Mohave Valley. The rumor is unfounded, however deputies will continue to investigate the source of the rumor. We will have deputies on site at the school today to serve as an extra law enforcement presence. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.”
As of 3:00 p.m. MST, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said that they have today investigated the post and visited the home of the student, and determine there was no evidence of a threat.
Parents are also being told by River Valley High School that the original post contained no mention of a gun, and school officials are trying to find out who started the rumor about a shooting on campus.
This latest rumor threat comes a month after Bullhead City Police Department investigated a threatening comment against Mohave High School in Bullhead City, Arizona back on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 that was posted onto Snapchat; which the Bullhead City Police Department later confirmed publicly that the suspect who posted the threat on social media was from out of state.
Officials from the River Valley High School, Colorado River Union High School District and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office are asking parents to please discuss with your kids about the importance of responsible social media posts, and the consequences of irresponsible social media posts, including posting online rumors, bullying and threats.
Parents can find more information about social media and keeping your families safe at the following Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Arizona’s Attorney General websites:
- Maricopa County Attorney’s Office:
- Arizona’s Attorney General:
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