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A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

A threat on social media against Bellflower High School was being investigated Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The unspecified threat, which was reported Tuesday night, prompted the Bellflower Unified School District to issue a “safety update” to its Facebook account, but classes were held on a regular schedule.

“Last night, Tuesday, there was a post on social media threatening the safety of students and staff at Bellflower High School. The school and the district have been working closely with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department in regards to this social media post. As with all matters of student safety, we have taken this post very seriously and have acted accordingly to ensure that our schools remain a safe place for students and staff,” the update read.

As an additional precaution, the sheriff’s department “has committed resources to our school for the balance of today and the remainder of the week,” according to the post.

School will also be in session Thursday, but will be closed Friday for Veterans Day.

–City News Service

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