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Aberdeen School District cancels classes Monday after threats online

Oct 3, 2022, 7:19 AM | Updated: 8:46 am
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(KIRO 7)
(KIRO 7)

Classes at Aberdeen High School have been canceled Monday because of threats made on one of their social media accounts, Superintendent Jeffrey Thake announced Sunday evening.

KIRO Newsradio reporter Sam Campbell confirmed with Superintendent Thake that the threat was posted through one of Aberdeen High School’s social media accounts rather than from a separate account. It is unclear at this time how a person was able to post on the school’s account.

“Posting threatening statements is not acceptable and it’s against the law,” Thake said in an alert on the Aberdeen school district’s website. “The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. We take threats seriously and I am grateful to the Aberdeen Police Department for launching an investigation right away and working with us to identify the suspect.”

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All after-school activities and sports are canceled for Monday, as well.

Thake said students who might be anxious about the threats of an attack should speak to a counselor about the issue, prioritizing the mental health of their students.

“We also are concerned about the mental well-being of our students and staff,” Thake said. “Any students who are experiencing anxiety as a result of this disturbing activity are encouraged to contact their school counselor or a trusted adult.”

Police and district officials are currently investigating the threatening messages.

Anyone with information about the threats is asked to call the Aberdeen Police Department non-emergency line at (360) 533-8765.

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