During the evening of Thursday February 15, 2018, The Fall River Police received several reports of a threatening message being circulated via the social media application "SnapChat".
Specifically mentioned in that message was a threat of Durfee being "Florida pt 2".
This message was posted on an account that appeared to be anonymous. Further details of this investigation cannot be released at this time.
The Fall River Police Department takes any threat to our community and especially the safety of our students with the utmost concern.
Due to the threat, increased security measures were taken by the Fall River Police to ensure the safety of our students at B.M.C. Durfee High School as well as all other campuses within our school district.
The Fall River Police Department and Fall River School District worked collaboratively to devise a security plan.
The Fall River Special Operations Division, Fall River Police School Resource Unit and Fall River Public Schools Security Team implemented elevated security protocols and increased police presence both uniformed and undercover to ensure the safety of our students.
The investigation is ongoing as it relates to the source of the circulated threat on SnapChat.
The Fall River Police Department encourages all individuals that if you "see something say something". All threats will be considered serious and investigated diligently.
The safety and security of the children within our community is paramount and we ask for the community's assistance in ensuring we continue to foster this safe and secure environment.