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Freeman High School responds to reported social media threat

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FREEMAN, Wash. -

School administrators at Freeman High School informed parents Tuesday afternoon that they were notified of a possible threat Tuesday morning. The threat was made on social media Tuesday morning according to a letter sent to parents.

School officials say they worked with law enforcement to "process and resolve the situation." The school says students brought the information to the administration, who then handed the investigation over to deputies. 

Deputies say the reported threat came from a teenager who was home-schooled and a member of the Freeman community. Through their investigation, which included searching through text messages, the deputies determined there was not any credible threat of violence toward anyone else, but they say the teen was having dark thoughts about himself. Out of an abundance of caution, deputies responded to the school. 

The threat comes almost exactly a month after a shooting at Freeman High School left one person dead. 

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