Mayfield Village Police investigated an alleged shooting threat made on social media that the city’s police chief said wasn’t credible, though the department continues to investigate.
The alleged threat was made on Snapchat on Sept. 13 and Mayfield Village Police Department Chief Richard Edelman said it came to the department’s attention shortly after that, making a vague reference to a possible shooting threat at the Sept. 14 Mayfield High School football game against Brush High School.
“Our investigators have been working on this throughout the night and continue to talk to people who may have had some knowledge of it today,” Edelman said. “All the information we can find is that there’s no credibility to the threat. (The investigators are) still talking to people who may know something about it, but as of right now there’s no credibility to this at all.”
Typical security measures for the game will be in effect, including police and K9 security, and no student bags will be allowed through the gates at Wildcat Stadium in Mayfield Village. Edelman declined to provide details on specifics of any additional security measures that might be enacted, stating that it was a “tactical explanation” that he didn’t want to get into.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. Sept. 14.