Widespread School Threats May Be Part Of Online Game
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Widespread School Threats May Be Part Of Online Game

November 4, 2019


THE CBS 13 NEWS AT 10:00 P.M. CONTINUES. THE SCHOOL IS SORT OF DAMMED IF YOU DO, DAMMED IF YOU DON’T. SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING CALIFORNIA RECEIVED ONLINE THREATS TODAY. THEY MAY BE A EUROPEAN GROUP TRYING TO SHUT DOWN SCHOOLS AS PART OF A GAME. CBS 13’S DREW BOLLEA IS LIVE WHERE SOME OF THE MESSAGES WERE SENT. Reporter: ALL OF THE MESSAGES WERE FOUND TO BE HOAXES. ALL FALSE CLAIMS. AND WHILE SOME SCHOOLS DECIIED TO CLOSE OUT OF CAUTION, OTHERS LIKE HERE DECIDED TO STAY OPEN. AND CLASSES WENT ON AS USUAL. WE DID BRAIN STORMING ABOUT WHAT TO DO TO MAKE SURE KIDS WERE SAFE. THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS HE GOT THE THREAT E-MAIL AROUND 10:00 P.M. LAST NIGHT. HE CALLED THE LOCAL POLICE IMMEDIATELY. THERE WERE NO SPECIFIC SCHOOLS MENTIONED IN THE THREAT. NO SPECIFIC SCHOOLS HOWEVER THERE WAS A REFERENCE TO BOMBS AND GUNS. BUT NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION. Reporter: AFTER LEARNING A SIMILAR FALSE THREAT HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS HE FELT COMFORTABLE TO HOLD CLASSES TODAY. BEIGED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAD AND WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT — BASED ON THE INFORMATION WE HAD AND WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, WE WANTED EDUCATION TO CONTINUE. Reporter: CLASSES WERE CANCELED IN EMERYVILLE. FROM THE INFORMATION WE OBTAINED — Reporter: FIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA WERE E-MAILED SIMILAR THREATS. THEY HAVE TO REACT. LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS TO REACT. THE THREATS ORIGINATED OVER SEAS FROM AN ONLINE GROUP PLAYING A GAME TO SEE WHO COULD GET THE MOST SCHOOL CLOSURES. A GROUP TWEETED THEY CAUSED HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS. WHILE MOST SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. REMAINED OPENED, MANY WERE ON HIGH FROM THE TERRORISM ALERT DESK IN WASHINGTON, — WERE ON HIGH ALERT. IT COULD BE A VERY DANGEROUS THING. Reporter: ALL THE LOCAL AGENTS ARE WORKING WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ON THIS CASE. THEY WILL HAVE MORE DETAILS IN A STATEMENT TO RELEASE TOMORROW AND AS OF RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE NOT VERIFIED WHERE THE THREATS

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