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Police, Fairfield Schools investigating threat made by student

Fairfield police and school officials are investigating a threat made by a student early Tuesday morning on social media toward Fairfield High School.

Neither school hours nor activities were changed Tuesday due to the threat, said Fairfield Schools spokeswoman Gina Gentry-Fletcher.

School officials sent messages out to school families in the 10,000-student Butler County district “to address a threat that was made via the social networking app, Snap Chat.”

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“The threat was made anonymously at 2 a.m. and made its way around to many of our high school students. Thanks to the quick reporting of several parents and students and in cooperation with Fairfield City Police Department, we have identified a suspect and police will be leading the investigation from this point on,” school officials said in the statement.

“The student who we believe made the threat did not come to school today. The safety of your son and or daughter is our number one responsibility and we take all rumors such as this very seriously,” said officials.

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The Journal-News will report more as information becomes available.

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