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Crocker R-II school district cancels final two days of summer school due to threat

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A school district in Pulaski County has canceled the final two days of summer school after it sent students home early Wednesday because of a threat, according to posts on a district Facebook page.

The Crocker School District posted on the Crocker High School page saying district buildings were locked down as of 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and that police were at the school. An hour later, the district said it would send summer school students home at 11 a.m. Police would remain at the scene "out of an abundance of caution," the district wrote.

Officials say the cancelation is being done out of an abundance of caution as it seems to be the best action to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

The post did not specify the nature of the threat.

All open gyms on campus scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled, the district said.

In a release, officials say the Croker police and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department continue to investigate the threat.

In a release, the district is unable to share any additional information due to the nature of the investigation by law enforcement agencies.

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Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.

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