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Classes canceled at Liberty High School due to credible threat of shooting

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The Iowa City Community School District Superintendent Stephen Murley announced this morning that classes were cancelled at Liberty High School due to a credible threat to “shoot up the school.”

According to a statement published on the school district’s website:

School is canceled at Liberty High School today, Friday, November 17, 2017. Students and staff should not report to campus. Law enforcement received a credible threat to “shoot up the school” late yesterday evening including references to individual students. The investigation continued throughout the night and is unresolved this morning. To ensure the safety of students and staff, all classes and activities have been canceled today at Liberty High School. Classes at all other schools in the district will be held as normal.

This threat comes two months after Clifton Brinkmeyer of Iowa City was sentenced to seven years in prison for calling in a bomb threat to West High School last year. The bomb threat intended to distract the police so Brinkmeyer could rob a bank. The 31 year-old Brinkmeyer pled guilty to threat of terrorism and third-degree robbery.

Little Village reached out to the North Liberty Police for more information on the threat to Liberty High School, but did not receive an immediate reply. This story will be updated when more information is available.


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