‘Less than credible’ threat fails to close down Miami-Dade, Broward schools

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Miami and Houston schools open with extra police as threats spur ‘caution’.

Schools in Miami and Houston were open as normal on Thursday, despite receiving threats similar to those that shut down the Los Angeles Unified school district earlier this week, which kept roughly 650,000 students out of classes.

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Public Schools in Miami-Dade and Broward County opened as usual Thursday after receiving a threat that several levels of law enforcement deemed “less than credible.” “We’re having a regular school day today after we received a non credible threat late last night around 8:30 p.m.,” said Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. The Miami-Dade County, Dallas and Houston school districts announced on their websites that “less-than-credible” threats were received by email late Wednesday evening, and that schools would be open Thursday. He said the district has been working with federal, state and local authorities after several board members received threatening emails Wednesday night. After evaluating the message’s grammatical errors, hazy references to Islam, and outlandish plot, New York City police commissioner William Bratton dismissed it as a hoax conceived by someone watching too much “Homeland.” Something big is going down.

In Texas, officials called parents’ homes through an automated system, disclosing the threat, and adding, “As a precautionary measure … law enforcement officers are currently conducting random sweeps of school district buildings to ensure student safety,” the Houston Chronicle reported. The threat received by officials in Los Angeles is from a Cock.li email address, an email server associated with the 8chan forum. 8chan is a splinter site of the larger 4chan forum, a messaging board known for hosting content such as child abuse images and forums on white supremacy. 8chan grew out of 4chan after the site attempted to change its rules for acceptable content, according to Ars Technica. In Dallas, officials with the Dallas Independent School District said some teachers and staff members at two schools — Pinkston High and Martinez Elementary — received emailed threats and notified district officials.

The district’s police department activated its emergency response protocol and began working with other law enforcement agencies to make sure the schools were safe. In a statement released by Miami-Dade Schools earlier officials said in part, “Notwithstanding this less than credible threat, it is the district’s responsibility to share this information with the community.

The husband and wife alleged perpetrators are believed to have been inspired by the Islamic State, though are not thought to have had any contact with the terror group, according to Reuters. We could possibly be the victims of a terrorist attack and they’re continuing school that’s crazy,” said 10th grader Christi Castillo. “It’s dangerous right now and we don’t know what to expect so we want Dade County Schools to monitor our children and I’m sure Mr. We need to rely on the public to let us know if you see something saying something.” “We ought to be vigilant, we ought to be aware and prepared, but we ought not be afraid. They were never told. “I know it was going around everything and unfortunately I was waiting for something to happen here because it was a big city, next to Miami and I’m very nervous, very worried,” said Hayes.

If you cancel classes, the bombings will take place regardless, and we will bring our guns to the streets and offices of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, and San Diego.

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