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Threatening social media posts increases police presence in Marion

File photo of Linn-Mar High School. (CBS2/FOX28)

Marion Police are now investigating threatening social media posts sent to Linn-Mar students Monday night.

In an email obtained by CBS2/FOX28 sent to students, parents and staff, a recently opened Twitter account sent "odd and disturbing" tweets to sophomore students.

In the email, Linn Mar Principal Jeff Gustason said every indication of the posts point to it being someone trying to create panic and draw attention to themselves.

The school district is aware of the posts and is trying to identify who's responsible. While school will not be canceled for the day, increased police patrols will be seen Tuesday at Linn-Mar High School as a precaution.

Read the full statement on the district's website below:

Attention Linn-Mar Parents – Please Read
We are aware of recent social media posts threatening the safety and security of some of our Linn-Mar High School students. At this time no other threats to our students, staff or buildings have been reported.
The Marion Police Department has been made aware of the posts and is working to identify the source. As a result of these posts, there will be an increased police presence at the high school to further ensure the safety of our students.
The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority at the Linn-Mar Community School District. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Matthew May, communications coordinator, at 447-3005.

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