From Mt. Juliet Police
These posts are false and similar posts are occurring nationwide, targeting different city names, and using multiple fake accounts. However, when posted to Facebook groups, many local residents share the fake post because they believe it to be true.
A few clicks can quickly reveal if a post is legitimate or not. Look at where the post came from, and figure out if it’s a source you can trust. See if the person is local or not. You can also search the body of the text (remove the city name), and many other fake posts with the same text and pictures will be revealed.
Most importantly, if there is a threat to our community members, we will certainly post and let our community know through the department’s many communication channels.