Mitchell on viral post: Threat wasn’t against local students

Mitchell on viral post: Threat wasn’t against local students

CUMBERLAND – In a letter to the school community this week, Supt. Bob Mitchell said a threat mistakenly assumed to be against Cumberland High School students was intended for another locale.

A student made a social media threat last week against a “CHS” in the state of New Mexico, said Mitchell. That student was identified by New Mexico police and was later arrested.

“However, this social media post has continued to circulate across the country,” said Mitchell Monday. “This morning, several Cumberland High School students reported to the deans that they had seen this message on social media and were concerned that the ‘CHS’ was referring to their school.”

“We commend these students for sharing this information with the deans,” he wrote. “This is an excellent example of the ‘see something, say something’ message that everyone in the country is being asked to report to authorities.”