On February 20, 2018, the Auburn Police Division was notified by Auburn City Schools officials of potentially threatening language used by a 12 year old J.F. Drake Middle School student that was reported to school officials. Both police and school personnel have investigated the report, identified the source, and determined, on the same day, that there was no threat to the school. A subsequent report, early on Wednesday, February 21st, related to the same information from the 20th, was immediately determined to be fabricated by another student.
Today, February 22, 2018, a concerning social media post was reported by a student at Auburn Junior High School. The school administration and Auburn Police investigated the report and identified the source of the post. It was determined that the post was sent as a prank several months ago and recently re-circulated. The Police Division and school officials have thoroughly investigated the matters and it has been determined that the post does not represent a valid threat to the school.
As always, the Auburn Police Division urges anyone with information about a potential threat or other crimes to report them immediately to law enforcement by calling 911, the non-emergency number (334) 501-3100, or anonymously on the tip line, (334) 246-1391.