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Extra security at Tucson middle school after unsubstantiated threat

Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 18:12:15-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) Extra security will be at a Tucson middle school Friday after district officials say the school received a threat that does not appear to be credible. 

The principal at Valencia Middle School in the Tucson Unified School District sent the following message to families: 

I wanted to make you aware of a threat we received against the school. The Pima County Sheriff's Department and TUSD School Safety do not believe this threat to be credible, however, out of an abundance of caution we will have additional security on campus tomorrow. Please remind your student that making threats is a serious offence and disrupts the learning environment. They should also never share a threat but instead report it to you and us. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

A spokesperson for the district says they have no evidence to suggest it is a credible threat. No details were provided on what the threat was.