PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Police reported that a social media message, that threatens violence, has surfaced in the Pittsfield Public Schools is consistent with a nation wide hoax.
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 a social media message that had been circulating in various communities around the country, gained traction among students in Pittsfield, and has caused concern within the Pittsfield Public School community.
The message, which threatens violence, has not been accompanied by any corroborating information and is not believed to be credible. It is consistent with a nationwide hoax.
No specific threat directed at a Pittsfield School was received. Pittsfield Police are, however, collecting any information provided, as the viral effect of the messaging has continued to circulate among the Pittsfield Public School community this morning.
Out of an abundance of caution, Patrol Officers are also providing visibility and support to the affected Pittsfield Public School Buildings.
Anyone with information should contact the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or submit an online report via our website: www.pittsfieldpd.org
Calls to our Dispatch Center should be for emergencies only. Dispatchers have no information to provide.
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