UPDATE: Washington school district students use 3rd student's name to make threat allegations

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WASHINGTON, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Washington Community School District and Washington Police Department said two students created social media posts threatening violence at the high school under another student's name.

Washington High School in Washington, Iowa on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (Alicia Tarancon/KCRG-TV9)

The district canceled classes on Friday as a precaution due to the threats, which police determined to be non-credible.

According to a news release, the two students posted falsified information against a third student, who had no prior knowledge of the event.

The students who made the posts may face discipline and/or legal consequences, the release states. Authorities will not provide information about the students or what disciplinary or legal action may be taken against them.

The district said all activities will be held as scheduled Friday, and classes will resume Monday.
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The Washington Community School District and Washington Police Department say the investigation is ongoing.

Law enforcement says the allegations of a threat are not credible.

In the release, they say "those that initiated false and misleading social media posts may face further discipline and/or legal consequences."

There has been no connection found between the incident and what is happening around the state and nation.

They say all activities will be held Friday and Saturday. Classes will resume on Monday.

If any threats or other information comes your way via text, email or other social media, it is best not to respond or engage with the people who send a threat.

If you receive a threat take a screenshot of the content and contact local law enforcement by phone at 319-653-2107, or if an emergency 911, or School District building officials.
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The Washington Community School District announced on their website before 7 a.m. on Friday, October 6 that they will not be having school.

They said the closure is "due to some concerning messages on school safety."

The website said they are working closely with local law enforcement to ensure a safe environment.

At this time they plan to have all evening activities go on as scheduled.

Stay with TV9 as this story progresses.