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UPDATE: Nekoosa School District resumes normal operations, threat ‘never legitimate’

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UPDATE: A press release issued by the Nekoosa Police Department Friday says the threat to the Nekoosa School District came from a Michigan juvenile, but "the local connection was random and that there was never a legitimate threat to any area school district."

"The threat was communicated through the “YOLO” social media platform which creates an anonymous profile linked to the Snapchat social media platform," the release said. Per the release, the investigation began at approximately 10:30 pm Thursday. The person believed to be responsible was identified at 9:00 Friday morning, the release added.

"The threat did not include specific information regarding weapons, methods or individuals, but was taken very seriously by the Nekoosa Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies ," the release said.

Per the release, the Nekoosa School District has been cleared to resume normal school operations.

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NEKOOSA, Wis. (WAOW) -- The Nekoosa School District will be closed Friday due to an apparent threat made on social media, according to the district's website.

Nekoosa Police Department told News 9 the threat caused district officials to close the school to all staff and students for the day.

The Nekoosa School District issued a press release Friday morning, which you can read below:

School officials said the YMCA child care will remain open.

Stay with News 9 as this story develops.

Neena Pacholke

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