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CCSD parents notified about threatening email

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 17:30:53-05

The Clark County School District alerted parents that they had received a threatening email on Thursday morning.

The email was said to be similar to others that were also sent to large cities such as Los Angeles and New York.

CCSD told parents that the email  was determined to be less than credible.

The statement to parents read: 

"In an effort to keep you informed, this morning after 9 a.m. Clark County School District staff discovered a threatening email similar to those received in other large districts, including LA, NY, Miami and Houston, where they were deemed to be less than credible.  We are working with local law enforcement agencies and are following appropriate protocol. This is not to to cause alarm, but we felt it necessary to share this information with you and will continue to keep you informed.  A regular school day is expected today and tomorrow. All daily functions will continue as normal.  Principals and school staff have been asked to stay alert and keep students calm and focused on instruction.
 
The district has crisis response plans in place, and we are proud to have a dedicated police force who patrol our campuses and are trained to detect and respond to threats. We continually review our processes to ensure we remain persistent and current in our efforts to prevent crime.
 
CCSD support staff, teachers and administrators take the security of our campuses and buildings seriously. We know we are entrusted with the well-being of approximately 320,000 students every day, and therefore, keep safety as our top priority."
 
Action News will post updates as they are received.