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Plattsmouth, NE Community Schools and Algona, IA Community School District close schools due to threat

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An eastern Nebraska school district has canceled all classes for Wednesday, citing a threat posted on social media.

Plattsmouth Community School District Superintendent Richard Hasty says that, based on information from law enforcement, the threat about a shooting Wednesday at Plattsmouth Middle School appears credible.

In Iowa, Algona Community School district in Kossuth County has announced they will not have school today due to a threat made at 10:15 pm Tuesday night.

The Algona Police Department was unable to confirm the validity of the threat before the beginning of the school day, so they are keeping kids home today so they can be sure there is no threat.

Sioux City Community Schools will be in session today, as local police determined there is no credible threat. 

Earlier this week, a suburban Des Moines district of Johnston Community received a similar threat as well.  Wednesday they said they are planning to start school late so buildings can be checked.

Johnston school officials said they decided Monday night to cancel classes for Tuesday because of anonymous and threatening texts parents and others received around 8 p.m. Monday.

Johnston Police Chief Dennis McDaniel said at a news conference Tuesday that federal, state and local investigators couldn't substantiate "any credible or imminent threat."

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