Local law enforcement has increased their presence at Taos Municipal Schools in light of a threat made on social media geared toward schools statewide. Superintendent Valerie Trujillo said school would resume with added security, as the threat is likely a hoax.
“All investigation agencies agree that it is a hoax,” Trujillo said in a press release. “Taos Municipal Schools take every threat seriously and will continue to monitor the situation to ensure staff and student safety.”
According to Trujillo, the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is coordinating with local law enforcement across the state to gather information about the threat. The FBI is also investigating the cause of the threat.
Other law enforcement agencies and school districts across the state have responded similarly.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the threat mentioned a scheduled shooting, as well as a bomb. The threat seemed to be aimed at no specific school — just public schools across the state. Additionally, students across the state have been receiving threatening messages on social media.
This is a developing story.
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