Laurel School District closes schools after threats circulate on social media

The Laurel School District closed schools Thursday after a series of threats circulated on social media.

Out of an abundance of caution, the district’s superintendent, Shawn Larrimore, announced Wednesday evening that he would be closing schools for Thursday, December 9, 2021.

“The Laurel School District will be closing due to numerous reports of threats circulating on social media. Law enforcement has been notified and is investigating,” Larrimore stated. “While continuing our students’ education is highly important, keeping our students and staff safe is our top priority. So, again, out of an abundance of caution, all Laurel schools will be closed for tomorrow.”

The nature of the threats are unclear at this time; however, police are investigating and Larrimore has promised to provide an update to families Thursday afternoon.

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