Johnston Police: threats are not credible

Johnston PD hold press conference to update community regarding text threats

JOHNSTON- Johnston Police held a press conference Tuesday to address text threats made against Johnston students late Monday night, resulting in the district superintendent's decision to close all Johnston community schools on Tuesday.

Johnston police said that at this time they cannot substantiate that a credible threat to any schools, students or staff members exists at this time. Police will continue to work with the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and other local law enforcement to investigate the text threats. 

Police urge anyone who has been received the text messages to contact Johnston Police. Do not engage in conversation with the message sender, instead contact local police. 

Police urge the Johnston community to remain vigilant, but at this time they do not believe there is any credible threat to Johnston school.

An increased law enforcement presence will be at all schools tomorrow. 
Classes are scheduled to resume tomorrow. 

Stay tuned to Local 5 News for more information on this developing story. 


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