School shooting threat prompts increased police presence at Aberdeen schools

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- Around 10pm on May 4, 2023; The Aberdeen Police Department received several calls in reference to a Social Media post in reference to threats of a school shooting to occur on May 5th. These calls are in reference to a photo that has been circulated on Social Media.
The investigation is still ongoing, but at this time there does not appear to be any credible threat to our local school system. This image appears to be the same image being circulated in several other parts of the country.
As a precautionary measure, the Aberdeen Police Department will have increased presence in Aberdeen Area Schools and School Zones throughout the day May 5th.
The APD will continue to investigate these reports and may have further releases in the coming days.