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Extra police to be at Burlington Central High School this morning

Additional Kane County Sheriff’s deputies will be on campus at Burlington Central High School Monday after a social media threat of violence directed at “Central High School.”

Officers are continuing the investigate the threat, and are working with district officials. However, according to a post on the Kane County Sheriff Department’s Facebook page stated that it’s not yet clear if the threat was made against Burlington Central or another Central High School.

The Plainfield Police Department also had been investigating a threat against a Central High School and determined that the threat was not being made against Plainfield Central High School.

“The appropriate jurisdiction in the State of Missouri is aware and investigating the complaint,” states a post on Plainfield Police Department’s Facebook page.

According to the post, deputies received information about the threat on Saturday morning. Deputies went to the school, but there were no activities and no students present. Officials later determined that the threat came from a fake Snapchat account, which indicated that there would be a shooting on an unknown date.