The Hays Police Department is aware of several social media posts alleging that there is an active shooter threat against multiple businesses in Hays. We have been investigating these reports and we do not have any information that there is a credible threat against our community. Our investigation into these reports have found them to be false or unfounded. We have no credible information of any danger to our community. Should we receive information regarding an imminent threat to public safety, the information would be acted on immediately and a formal notification would be made to our community.
As always, if anyone has concerns that a crime is occurring, is going to occur, or has occurred, please contact law enforcement and provide them with the information. Threats of violence are taken very seriously and the safety of the public is our primary concern.
We would caution people about recklessly posting or sharing false information (or information you don’t know to be true) on social media. We know that false information can rapidly spread on social media causing unnecessary fear and concern in the community. Social media is a great tool but we have to use it responsibly.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Chief Don Scheibler