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Poughkeepsie closes schools due threat on social media

February 28, 2018

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The Poughkeepsie City School District says all schools are closed due to a threatened shooting at its high school.

The superintendent says in a message posted on the district’s website that schools are closed Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution.”

The district says it is aware of, and taking seriously, a recent post on social media about a threatened shooting at Poughkeepsie High School. It says immediate action has been taken.

The district says it is working with the Poughkeepsie Police Department and the FBI.

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