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Flossmoor chief: community response helped end social media threat

At mid-morning last Saturday the phone calls started pouring into the Homewood and Flossmoor police departments.

Earlier that day, a threat – promising harm at Homewood-Flossmoor High School on Monday – was posted on social media throughout the area.

Flossmoor Police Chief Michael Pulec said the posts were first shared with young people in the community. A number of young people who saw the post, many of them students at H-F, told their parents about the threat.

“It ballooned from there,” Pulec told the H-F Chronicle Tuesday. Parents started calling the police station, both to let the department . . .

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