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Eufaula schools return to class Friday after social media threat

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Nov 09 2018 7:57 AM

EUFAULA, AL (WSFA) - Students and teachers of Eufaula City Schools will return to class Friday, the day after after a social media threat targeted the system and forced its closure.

Police and school officials say they were alerted to the threat Wednesday evening and began investigating. The Facebook post said that the user planned to blow up all schools in Eufaula City Schools, as well as a system in neighboring Georgia.

Multiple agencies worked with police, including the FBI. Further investigation determined the post was not credible and police are now working to find the device where the post originated and the person or people who posted it.

“Our investigation has pointed us in the direction of a juvenile, but whether it’s a student, that has yet to be determined,” said Eufaula Police Chief Steve Watkins.

Police say they have brought several people in for questioning and are executing search warrants. They say the name and picture associated with the account where the post was uploaded are not linked to the threat.

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