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    UPDATED: Online Gun Threats, ‘Rumors’ Close Jersey Shore School District

    An online threat and comments on social media prompted a school district on the Jersey Shore to cancel in-person classes Friday,  But the threat of a gun, and subsequent rumors on the internet turned out to be unfounded, Manchester Township police said in a statement Friday. “In order to quell any further public alarm, the Manchester Police Department wanted to inform the community that yesterday we were made aware of numerous rumors, originating at the Manchester Township High School, in reference to a potentially violent event involving a gun taking place today at the High School.”  Due to the cooperation of several students and their families, “it was determined that…

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    Online gun threat closes Hamden High School for Friday

    Police said they received a tip around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, and school and law enforcement officials decided to close the school as a precaution. HAMDEN, Conn. — A social media post that surfaced Thursday night that seemed to target Hamden High School forced officials to cancel classes and keep students home on Friday. Just after 9 p.m. Thursday night, a post on Snapchat threatened that someone planned to shoot up the high school. Hamden police launched an investigation into the online post. Out of an abundance of caution, officials decided to close the school. The decision was made in conjunction with school officials, Mayor Lauren Garrett’s office, and the police…

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    N.J. school district closed Friday due to possible online threat

    A school district in Ocean County is closed Friday due to social media comments about a possible threat, the superintendent and police said. Manchester police said Friday morning they were provided information about several rumors regarding “a potentially violent event involving a gun taking place today at the high school.” Police investigated and determined the rumors were not credible. “Due to the cooperation of several students and their families, it was determined that the rumors were in fact, rumors which were deemed through the investigation to be not credible,” police said in a statement. “We want to reiterate once again, that all information received was fully investigated and there is…

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    Several school districts closed Thursday out of precaution due to online threats in wake of Oxford attack

    School closures reported out of an abundance of caution following copycat shooting threats A handful of school districts around Metro Detroit have canceled classes as a precaution following online rumors of threats after Tuesday’s mass shooting at Oxford High School. FOX 2 – Several school districts will be closed Thursday out of precaution over online threats that have been posted on social media. Both districts and police departments from across Southeast Michigan were working to verify the validity of the posts following Tuesday’s mass shooting at Oxford High School. In Sterling Heights, threats were found written on the bathroom wall of the Heritage Junior High School. The school will have…

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    Schools cancel classes after online threats after Oxford High shooting

    School districts across Oakland and Wayne counties canceled classes Friday, Dec. 3, treating the day like a snow day in winter. The cancellations follow continuing rumors circulating on social media of possible violence. School closings Thursday were more sporadic with Oakland County districts more likely to be closed. Closed school district in the northwest suburbs of Detroit include: Birmingham Public Schools Bloomfield Hills Schools Clarenceville School District Farmington Public Schools Huron Valley Schools Novi Community School District South Lyon Community Schools Livonia Public Schools Northville Public Schools Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Wayne-Westland Community School District Farmington Public Schools and Novi Community School District canceled classes for students on Monday, Dec. 6,…

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    Michigan school shooter parents charged with involuntary manslaughter

    DETROIT — Hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, authorities said multiple agencies were searching for the couple. Jennifer and James Crumbley were each charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter after the prosecutor said they bought the firearm for their son as a Christmas gift. Their 15-year-old son, Ethan, is accused of fatally shooting four students and injuring seven others at Oxford High School on Tuesday. The gun had been stored in an unlocked drawer in their house, and Crumbley’s parents did not ask where it was when they were called to the school the day of the shooting for a…

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    Take schooling to the next level with Impaq Online School

    South Africa’s largest home education curriculum provider has launched a brand-new Impaq Online School at a time when demand for distance education continues to grow rapidly. For 20 years, Impaq has been a leader in structured homeschooling in South Africa. During this period, more than 169 000 learners have used their educational services. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for their homeschooling offering — which follows the CAPS curriculum and caters for grade R to grade 12 learners — has accelerated, with record numbers of families switching to this form of education in the last 18 months. Amid this backdrop, Impaq has embarked on taking schooling to the…

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