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School threat deemed credible

Update: 6:10 pm, 1/10/18, Wednesday  

OAKWOOD, Ill. (WCIA) -- An area school district was back in session Wednesday after it was out Tuesday because of an email threat it got Monday. The superintended says there will be police on site for the next couple days but students are not in danger. 

But still, some parents kept their children home because they don't have all the details of that threat, which was made to the entire district. Officials would not disclose what information was in the email, but the superintendent says it was received Monday and they decided to close school Monday night.

The threat is still under investigation. 

Update: 4:10 pm, 1/9/18, Tuesday

OAKWOOD, Ill. (WCIA) -- An area school district was out of session Tuesday after it received a credible threat through email Monday.

School leaders and police decided it would be best to keep everyone home as a precaution. The superintendent says school won't be in session until police say it's safe.

The threat was made to the entire district. Officials would not disclose what information was in the email, but the superintendent says it was received Monday and they decided to close school Monday night.

Police spent the day investigating the threat. At first, the district just announced school would be closed, then released the reason why.

The Vermilion County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Parents will be notified later Tuesday evening whether school will be in session Wednesday.

About 1,000 students attend school in the district at elementary, junior high and high school levels. 

Original: 1:15 pm, 1/9/18, Tuesday

OAKWOOD, Ill. (WCIA) -- Police are investigating a threat made to the school district. Officials say the threat, through email, was deemed credible, so the decision to cancel classes Tuesday was made.

The status of Wednesday's school day is not yet known. Officials will make that decision Tuesday evening.


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