Investigation finds no credible threat at Hamilton City Schools after warning
Security measures and protocols added Wednesday will remain.
BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Officials with Hamilton City Schools say security was stepped up due to a social media threat.
On Thursday, the district shared a message saying Hamilton police “had no findings of a credible threat to students, district or community “after an investigation.
They say however that the added security measures and protocols will remain “for the foreseeable future.”
Thursday’s update follows an announcement Wednesday night of a possible threat.
Here was the district’s message to families Wednesday night:
“Earlier this evening, a social media post was circulated that possibly warned of a threat to our school community. The district immediately contacted the Hamilton Police Department (HPD) of the potential threat, and HPD is investigating the post.
“Additional security personnel and procedures will be in place for school buildings beginning Thursday, December 9th, 2021. We will continue to give updated information as it becomes available. Thanks in advance for your support of Hamilton City Schools.
Hamilton City Schools is the third Greater Cincinnati school district to announce they received a threat this week.
Fairfield and Reading are the other two.
Reading schools were closed Thursday as a precaution, and a student is under arrest.
The Fairfield City School District increased patrols at all schools Wednesday through the rest of the week due to a threat.
A student was arrested at Milford Junior High last week allegedly for making a so-called “kill list” of fellow classmates.
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