OH high school, district close because of threats

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OH high school, district close because of threats

Toledo police say social media threats by someone identifying themselves as "B Shooter 15" prompted closings Friday at a high school and two middle schools at the Washington Local Schools in Toledo.

Police responded to the school and it was placed into lockdown as a precaution.

"While we work to limit disruptions due to threats like this, there will be an increased police presence at Santa Fe High while we investigate the validity of the threat, as well as to keep our students and staff safe", the message said. For anyone who sees or hears of potential threats, it is of most importance that you report the threat to the proper authorities, either school administration and or the police.

Laura Michlig, spokeswoman for South Washington County Schools, said they are aware of the post.

Schools have been on high alert lately with threats and rumors circulating around the Coast. And school officials continue to reassure parents and students that they will continue their aggressive response to these matters. The social media poster in that case now faces felony charges.

Authorities said there was no known plan of action, however.

"We can not tolerate inaccurate posts made by anyone that causes a disruption to our school environment", said Petal School District Superintendent Matt Dillon.

The school says about 500 students were pulled out of school early. The student admitted to fabricating the information. "The Indio Police Department now has four full-time School Resource Officers and we also work closely with the Desert Sands Unified School District to continue to ensure the safety of all students".

"This, in turn, led to rumors and miscommunication regarding student discipline issues at other schools in our district", said Smith.

Police quickly discovered that the threat was made against a school in Ohio. "We encourage parents to reinforce this fact to their children".

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