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Metamora Police Chief says social media threat taken seriously

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Police confirmed the threat on social media came through facebook and was related to that racially charged video.  Metamora Police Chief Mike Todd would not say who posted the threat.   But he says detectives spent much of Monday talking with three people whom they believe had information about the facebook post.   He says police are gaining ground. 

"From what i understand the post on social media was that there would be a shooting today at the school.  so that's the threat we're following up on.  we have access to the state police, the county sheriff's office, other local municipalities around who are all jumping in and willing to offer up an officer or two to help us out" he said.

The chief says when schools reopen Wednesday there will be additional patrols to ensure student safety.  He says due to the circumstances they took the threat seriously.  As of this Tuesday afternoon police had not arrested anyone.   But the police chief says he would like to see charges filed against the person responsible for the threat.

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