Police: 'No evidence' of actual threat to local high school

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department issued a statement Monday night regarding graffiti written on the wall of an Amarillo high school.

The widely-circulated photo features a message inscribed on a wall describing an attack planned for Tuesday, Feb. 2, supposedly at Palo Duro High School. But APD says there is no evidence of a credible threat. The statement read as follows:

"...The Amarillo Police Department is aware of a rumor circulating on social media about a threat of violence, supposedly at Palo Duro High School, tomorrow. APD School Liaison officers have been investigating this all day and continue to investigate.  At this point, there is no evidence that this is an actual threat, no one with first hand information that it exists has been found, and there is not any physical evidence that this is anything other than a social media rumor.  Due to the concerns normally associated with this type of information, the APD is planning to increase presence at the school.  AISD administrators are aware of the investigation and have been involved since the rumor surfaced. 

If you have any information about who may have information on the source of this, please call the Amarillo Police Department at 378-3038.

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