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Hayward Police Chief Says Threat to Schools Was Found Not Credible


Chief Joel Clapero reported in a press release that information his department received about a post on social media involving a student threatening to shoot up the Hayward Schools was found not to be credible.


Press Release

Chief Joel Clapero

Hayward Police Department


On Monday, December 13 at approximately 8:15 PM, the City of Hayward Police Department received a complaint of a possible threat to the Hayward High School.

It was reported that information had been posted on social media indicating a student may "shoot up" the school on Tuesday, December 14.


The City of Hayward Police Department assisted by the Sawyer County Sheriffs Department followed up with numerous individuals and determined that much of the information was not substantiated. The City of Hayward Police Department notified the Hayward School District of the possible threats.


The City of Hayward Police Department and the Sawyer County Sheriffs Department placed officers in and around the Primary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School buildings, prior to students arriving and during morning classes.


After the morning classes had started, information was received that a student of the Hayward High School posted a snap chat story showing a firearm. There was no identifying information of the person.


An immediate investigation into the snap chat story began.


During the investigation, it was proven that the picture was from an incident in the State of Utah. Officers located and spoke with the student that posted the snap chat story. Officers conducted numerous interviews with students and determined that there was no credible threat to the Hayward School District.


The City of Hayward Police Department and the Sawyer County Sheriffs Department worked closely with the Hayward School District during the course of the investigation.


The City of Hayward Police Department takes all threats seriously and conducted a complete investigation. The thorough investigation concluded that there was no immediate threat to the Hayward School District.


There is no further information at this time.

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