Dayton Independent Schools resume classes after threat

Dayton Independent Schools resume classes after threat

DAYTON, KY (FOX19) - Classes are expected to resume at Dayton Independent Schools Wednesday after a social media threat shut the district down Tuesday.

Police say two 12-year-old girls are responsible the threat.

They are held at a juvenile detention facility. Each is charged with terroristic threats.

The preteens were hoping the school would close and they would get the day off, officials say.

"They pretty much explained that 'hey wouldn't it be nice to get another day off let's call in a bomb threat.'"  said Dayton Police Chief David Halfhill

After creating a fake Facebook account, the sixth graders sent a threat to the district, according to Dayton police.

Officers tracked down the students through the cell phone used to make the phony account.

Superintendent Jay Brewer said Tuesday the threat concerned administrators and police enough to decide to close school.

Investigators determined all building to be safe and secure.

"Student and staff safety and security will continue to be our first priority," Brewer said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

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