GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) — Police opened investigations Oct. 16 into a threat made against schools in the city of Garfield Heights, according to district officials.
The threat came from social media “over the weekend,” a district spokesperson said, saying the threat was planned for this upcoming school week.
Police still validate the threat, according to a statement from Garfield Heights City Schools.
Upon discovering the threat, district officials immediately involved the police department in accordance with our contingency plan, so they could initiate their review, which at this point is still ongoing,” the statement said. “While we don’t know the threat is credible, a thorough investigation is currently underway to determine its source and validity. City of Garfield Heights Schools takes these matters seriously and will investigate until we can safely assess its level of credibility. The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority and GHCS will continue to update our school family as the GHPD investigation continues.
Police have not determined which building the threat was directed at.
19 News has contacted the Garfield Heights Police Department for comment.
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