Social media threat forced officials to close schools in Cuba
September 05, 2018 05:19 PM
CUBA, N.M. - Cuba Independent Schools were closed Wedeneday after a message circulated on social media that stated "a few kids are going to bring guns to school."
School officials said they met with law enforcement and they determined there was no credible threat.
The school district has requested that the Office of Homeland Security investigate where the social made post was created.
"In New Mexico, we will take all hoax threats seriously, we will respond we will use our partnerships with our state and local law partners to get to the bottom of what's an going on. If we find you, if we find out that you were making a hoax threat you will face serious consequences which could include federal prison time," said Frank Fisher, with the FBI.
Students could receive up to five years in prison for making a school threat.
Extra security will be present Thursday when classes resume.
Updated: September 05, 2018 05:19 PM
Created: September 05, 2018 05:52 AM
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