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April 13, 2012 at 6:55 AM

UPDATE: Threats to shoot people prompted closure of Meadowdale High in Lynnwood

UPDATE | 3:52 p.m.: Lynnwood police have released a bit more information about the threat that closed Meadowdale High School in the Edmonds School District today.

At about 9:30 Thursday night, Lynnwood police received information that somebody claiming to be a Meadowdale student was threatening, via the Internet, to bring a gun to school and shoot people, according to police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions.

The police received several more tips from across the U.S. from people who had seen the “single anonymous threat,” Sessions says in a news release. Police notified the school district and the decision was made to cancel school for the day.

Sessions said her department has reached out to federal agencies for help identifying the  person behind the threats and continues to investigate. Anybody who has information about the case should contact Detective Scott Dilworth at 425-670-5619.

EARLIER POST:

The Associated Press 

Classes at a high school in Lynnwood have been canceled following threats to student safety.

The Edmonds School District said it received information from Lynnwood police late Thursday and decided to cancel classes Friday at Meadowdale High. Police say an Internet posting mentioned threats to students. Police are investigating to determine whether the threats were credible.

The school district notified families and staff of the closure via voicemail early Friday morning and said it would provide more information when it was available.

Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions would not discuss the nature of the threat other than to say, “The person indicated they wanted to harm students.” She said the department is not disclosing more information because the investigation is “active and ongoing.”

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