ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Students are stunned. Cibola High School cancelled their homecoming dance after threats of a shooting were discovered on social media. The threat was so alarming, APS Police guarded entrances to the school for hours.
Most students found out their dance was cancelled on social media, but APS Police say they had to turn some away.
KRQE News 13 talked to several Cibola High Juniors who noticed a Cibola Instagram account started following them, Saturday morning. At around 6:30p, they say they saw a post indicating someone would come to the dance at around 8:30p and start shooting.
The girls say, at first, they thought it was a prank but then they saw a Tweet saying their dance was cancelled.
APS Police blocked off entrances to the school and APD says they’re still investigating the threat.
The junior girls say it’s scary and even though they’re disappointed, they say they’re glad Cibola and APS cancelled the dance.
“It wouldn’t be safe for us to be there at all, even getting near Cibola is scary,” says Cibola Junior Alisa Gomez.
“Yeah, they told us not even to come near, they were like, ‘don’t even try to take pictures. Don’t do anything,'” classmate Miranda Perez agreed.
The girls say freshman were tagged in the post on Instagram.
They say this is so unlike Cibola students, they question whether the person who made the threat was a Cibola student at all.
APS says they plan on rescheduling the dance but have not given a date, yet.