Canyon ISD says class to continue as planned after police investigate social media post

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CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials from the Canyon Independent School District released more information about a statement the district made Monday about a social media post about “possible school violence.”

According to previous reports by MyHighPlains.com, officials with the district stated Monday morning that the Amarillo Police Department “thoroughly investigated” a social media post, finding no “credible evidence that the post is referring to any school in Canyon ISD.”

While officials stated that the school day was expected to continue as normal, the district mentioned that “extra precautions” would be in place.

Canyon ISD Communications Director John Forbis told MyHighPlains.com that the threat, which initially stemmed from social media, was brought to the attention of students to district administrators. Forbis continued to stress that the threat was not tied to any specific campus in Canyon ISD.

Forbis said that extra precautions were being taken at Randall High School Monday because of the rumor but he did not disclose other campuses where extra precautions were being taken.

“Originally, the message that caused some concern was not tied to a particular campus,” Forbis said. “But then, social media and rumors (caused) questions (to be) raised, particularly at Randall. Randall is taking extra precautions.”

When asked about the investigation, officials with the Amarillo Police Department said that there was no further information they could give regarding the threat. Officials with the department referred MyHighPlains.com to officials with Canyon ISD.

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