Initially, most users saw the thread as a joke until micheallyers8 posted an Imgur link to an image of a rifle and a revolver with a timestamp. Many users interpreted the post as a genuine threat like some similar threads posted on other forums and image boards.
Kotov_Syndrome, SkeletalReality, ChaseFromTheBlock, traxxasnick, and others took action. This included sending tweets to the school district, calling the local police and the user SpaceNightrider contacting the FBI.
Micheallyers later claimed it was a joke.
"police knocked on my door, that was a fucked up day" ~ michaellyers8
Soon after, micheallyers8 sent Zachdude a PM saying "Honestly kids are overreacting. It was a joke and it wasn't even a joke about a school shooting. I was going to wait until 4/20 and explain that on that day the school is gonna have a funny hippy rally. The picture was just reference that I'm going to the gun range this weekend. Blown out of proportion tbh. I already know you're going to post what I say in the thread anyways. People will say I'm doing damage control but idc."