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Boca High Open After Possible Social Media Threat

Update: The possible social media threat against Boca Raton High is being investigated and the school is operating and the School District of Palm Beach County.

The message came in Wednesday afternoon through students. But “there is no clear evidence that it is against Boca High School. However, it’s being investigated by both school police and Boca police,” King said.

 “Students brought it to the attention of the principal after seeing it on social media. This is good! We encourage our students to ‘see something, say something,” King said. 

At 6 a.m. today, Boca Raton police reTweeted Boca High principal Dr. Susie King’s alert to parents about a possible social media threat.

“The Palm Beach School Board police are handling this incident. We do not have Boca Police posted at the school,” Boca Raton police public information manager Mark Economou said via email at 11:24 a.m. today.

As of 12:03 p.m. today, the school district did not have any new information on the situation. They also released Dr. King’s alert. 

Here’s Dr. King’s alert:

The stairway in the courtyard of Boca Raton High School at this week’s Sept. 11 memorial stair walk before dawn. Photo by Marci Shatzman

“Good evening, Boca High parents. We want to make you aware of a social media threat referencing BRCHS, warning students not to attend school on Friday. The post was shared with us by students.

“It is unclear whether the BRCHS named in the post is Boca Raton Community High School. It could be a reference to any school with those initials in the state or country. Nevertheless, School Police is investigating.

“I want to thank the students who brought this to our attention. This does not appear to be a post that has been widely distributed throughout our community at this time.

“We will update you should we receive any additional information.”

By: Marci Shatzman
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