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Increased Police Presence at Linn-Mar High School Following Threat

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MARION, Iowa - Police have increased their presence at Linn-Mar High School in Marion after a threat was made against the school.

The Marion Police Department would not disclose the nature of the threat, but police confirmed that have increased their presence at the school and its campus.

Linn Mar posted the following message on its website but declined further comment:

At Linn-Mar Community Schools, threat assessment protocols are in place. Our district treats all threats seriously, investigating promptly and efficiently. Linn-Mar's partnership with the Marion Police Department has always been good, and joint assessments of any threats made are thoroughly evaluated in consultation with law enforcement. Disciplinary and criminal enforcement steps are taken when deemed appropriate and necessary. Security measures are consistently reviewed and enhanced to insure the safety of all Linn-Mar students and staff. We want our community to know that as always, school safety officials are being extremely diligent in their endeavors.

We had a possible concern on Monday at Linn-Mar High School that has been addressed. The police are investigating and had an increased presence at LMHS as a precaution. Any details regarding the specific concern would be released by law enforcement. At this time we are back to business as usual and there is no longer an increased police presence on campus.

We ask that parents take the time to talk to children about using communication devices responsibly. Students should stay away from passing on unsubstantiated rumors which can jeopardize school safety. If a student has information that something is going to happen, the student should contact an administrator or call 911 rather than text it to friends or share it on social media.

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