METRO DIGEST || Howland school threat


Howland police are investigating threats made against the middle school over social media Thursday night.

The Vindicator's broadcast partner, 21 WFMJ-TV, reported the text of the message, which has been circulating on Instagram and SnapChat.

"This message is for everyone at Howland this is for Howland middle school. Hey everyone, I'm so [expletive] tired of everyone and everything so here's the deal I'm going to ruin everybody's field trip tomorrow during school I am going to shoot up the school watch me do it I mean it I'm going to do it there's no turning back or backing down."

Schools Superintendent Kevin Spicher said the school and police are treating the message seriously but don't consider it a viable threat. He said police would be in the building all day Friday and that school would continue as normal. Spicher also said students will not be penalized for staying home if they feel unsafe attending.

Parents of students in the school district were notified by phone.

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