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Police: No credible threat to Dubuque schools; students charged with harassment

Dubuque Senior High School (CBS2/FOX28){p}{/p}
Dubuque Senior High School (CBS2/FOX28)

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Widespread reports on social media about an alleged threat of a shooting at Dubuque Senior High School Friday forced district officials to cancel classes in all schools.

Earlier this week, Dubuque Police and the Dubuque CSD were made aware of threats of violence to Dubuque Senior High School. Students involved were charged with harassment and did not return to school this week.

Late Thursday night, a threat was shared with Dubuque Community Schools staff. An investigation determined that the threat was related to the initial threats, despite the fact that they had already been investigated and safeguards were put in place. School leaders decided to cancel class for the entire district out of abundance of caution.

Police say there is no specific or credible threat to Dubuque area schools.

Evening activities, including basketball games, are going on as scheduled.

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The students that were charged have not been identified, as they are minors.

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