ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) -
The Alachua County Public Schools reported this morning that they were one of at least four Florida districts that received an email indicating the possibility of violence in schools.
They said that no specific schools or districts were mentioned in the email. They are currently not considering the email a credible threat.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ACPS is one of at least four Florida districts to get an email indicating possible violence at schools. This is NOT considered a credible threat. Law enforcement is working to trace it. Go to <a href="https://t.co/KTWVB0JlKV">https://t.co/KTWVB0JlKV</a> page for more info.</p>— Alachua Schools (@AlachuaSchools) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlachuaSchools/status/961240307034656771?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 7, 2018</a></blockquote>
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They also said that they have been working with local law enforcement partners, who have in been working with state and federal law enforcement agencies to trace the source of the email. They believe the email originated overseas.
However, out of an abundance of caution, Alachua County Public Schools said that local law enforcement will ensure that resource officers and deputies are in place at all schools today.
They also affirmed that their highest priority is the safety all students, staff, and visitors.