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Newton Co. spends all night searching schools


COVINGTON, Ga. -- An emergency team in Newton County spent all night Wednesday and into Thursday morning searching every school in the district after two Facebook threats.

According to a post on the school district's Facebook page, the threats came in late Wednesday night. Law enforcement officials were immediately notified and the school district assembled an emergency team to start searching the schools. 

Every school in the facility was cleared by Thursday morning. "It was determined the threat was not credible," the district said. School district leaders decided to post the information before the start of class Thursday to get ahead of possible rumors about the threats. 

"Please know that school safety is our primary concern and we have spent the entire evening investigating this threat to ensure our students and staff are safe," the post concludes. 

Police are investigating the threats, and parents are warned additional law enforcement officers may seen around schools today. 

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