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Clark County among school districts that received threat; campuses stay open

Clark County School District officials said Thursday morning that it was one of many around the country to receive email threats.

“This morning after 9 a.m. Clark County School District staff discovered a threatening email similar to those received in other large districts, including LA, NY, Miami and Houston, where they were deemed to be less than credible,” the district wrote in a letter to parents.

The threats — mostly deemed hoaxes — hit districts from New Jersey to Florida, Reuters news service reported. Schools in those areas and in Clark County, which educates 320,000 students, opened normally.

“A regular school day is expected today and tomorrow. All daily functions will continue as normal. Principals and school staff have been asked to stay alert and keep students calm and focused on instruction.”

Contact Kimberly De La Cruz at kdelacruz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @KimberlyinLV

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