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Threats That Closed Washington Schools Deemed Non-Credible

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:28 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Threats that cancelled classes at all of the Washington School District buildings were deemed non-credible.

A press conference that lasted less than two minutes was held at Washington High School Friday regarding the threat posted on social media that caused schools to close. Washington Police Chief Greg Goodman and Washington Schools Superintendent Jeff Dicks, stated, “the investigation is ongoing, the allegations of a threat have been deemed, by law enforcement, to be non-credible. Those that initiated false and misleading social media posts may face further discipline and/or legal consequences.” Dicks asked those who see anything to not respond, but to take a photo and alert authorities, “A reminder, should threats or other information come your way, via text, email or other social media, it is best not to respond or engage with those who send a threat. Please take a screenshot of the content and contact local law enforcement by phone at 319-653-2107, or if an emergency 911, or school district building officials.” No questions were taken from those in attendance. Classes will resume Monday at normal times and all weekend school activities will be held as planned.