High school on alert after threat on social media

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Staffers at Sunrise Mountain High School were on alert Tuesday after someone made a threat on social media.

The Peoria Unified School District sent the following letter to parents Monday night:

"Dear Sunrise Mountain Parents & Guardians:  
We were just made aware of a Snapchat shared by one of our students indicating that another 
snapchatter was planning a threat against an unknown school. It is important to note that this original snapchatter did not identify a specific school. At the time we send this, no direct threat has been made against Sunrise Mountain High School. While we do not believe the campus is in any real danger, we remain in close contact with the Peoria Police Department and appreciate their increased patrol around the school tomorrow as an added precaution. 

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We hope this incident will serve as a reminder to all students that a threat or involvement in spreading rumors of threats against a school carries serious consequences.

So far authorities have not released any further information about the possible threat.

It was never confirmed that the original threat was made against Sunrise Mountain High School or any Peoria Unified school.

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