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Social Media Threat Leads To Closure Of Poughkeepsie Schools

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A social media threat has resulted in schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District being closed on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

"The Poughkeepsie City School District is aware of a recent social media post regarding the threat of a school shooting at Poughkeepsie High School," the district said in an announcement. "Please be assured every threat is taken seriously.

"Immediate action has been taken. We are working closely with the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department and the FBI.

"The appropriate authorities are actively investigating this issue with the highest priority. The safety of our staff and students is our No. 1 priority."

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