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UPDATE: Washington CSD students used another student's name to make threat allegations

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The Washington Community School District and Washington Police Department released a statement regarding the messages about school safety that were posted on social media today. 

See below: 

Upon further investigation conducted by local law enforcement and Washington Community School
District (WCSD) officials, it has been determined that the student accused of making alleged threats
involving the high school, never made the threats. Two students posted falsified information against
a student of which the accused had no prior knowledge. Those who initiated the false and misleading
social media posts may face further discipline and/or legal consequences.

Due to confidentiality laws, local law enforcement and WCSD staff will not share specific information
about individuals involved, discipline, or legal ramifications. WCSD staff are taking appropriate
measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Moving forward, the district will continue
working with students and staff on appropriate usage of social media.

- Contacts: Jeff Dicks, Superintendent or Greg Goodman, Washington Police Chief 

Today, the Washington Community School District cancelled school due to concerning messages about school safety.

In a news release posted on the school's website, "The investigation is ongoing, the allegations of a threat have been deemed, by law enforcement, to be non-credible. Those that initiated false and misleading social media posts may face further discipline and/or legal consequences."

Classes will resume Monday, October 9th. 

If you have any information regarding these messages, you are asked to call law enforcement at 319-653-2107. 

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