SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) — A lot of viewers have been asking WSPA-TV about a rumor going around about possible schools attacks in the Spartanburg region on September 11th.
WSPA reached out to some local sheriff’s to ask if they knew about the rumor, which cites the National Security Agency and the Dept. of Homeland Security.
The Facebook post mentions several towns just southwest of Charlotte, including Gaffney and Union, SC.
Cherokee Co. Sheriff Steve Mueller says the threats, which mention the Black Panthers, are not credible.
Union Sheriff David Taylor says his office is aware of the rumor and measures are in place to keep folks safe.
The Facebook post is filled with typos and warns Monday as a day not to send students to school — however Sept. 11 this year is on Friday.
Here is the full text of the post from Facebook:
ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION
JUST GOT A CALL FROM A VERY GOOD FRIEND HE WORKS FOR THE NSA AND DHS HE TOLD NE THAT ALL GOVT AGENCTS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HIGH ALERT FOR 9/11 I KNOW THIS IS NOTHING UNUSUAL BUT HE STATED THIS I QUOTE. “THE BLACK PANTHERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE ORDER TO GO INTO SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS THEYVE ALSO BEEN GIVEN THE ORDER TO KILL ALL WHITE COPS AND CRACKER’ UNQUOTE I URGE YOU ALL TO STAY IN GROUPS OF AT LEAST 4MORE IF POSSIBLE IVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT IN THE UNION,GAFFNEY SPARTANBURG AREAS THAT GANG MEMBERS ARE BUILDING UP TO ATTACK WHITE PEOPLE ON 9/11 PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY PLEASE THIS IS A DIRECT ORDER FOR YOUR CHILDS SAFETY! MAKE SURE YOU ARE ARMED AT ALL TIMES! THE COMMANDERS ARE SETTING UP QRFs ( QUICK REACTION FORCES_ TO RESPOND TO ANT ACTS OF VIOLENCE