Live weather: Storms moving through Oklahoma

NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Purcell Schools cancel classes Monday due to threats on social media


PURCELL -- Threats of violence at Purcell High School are under investigation by police, and the district has canceled classes Monday.

About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Purcell police learned through social media of a a threat to perform an act of violence at the Purcell High School on Monday, according to police.

Purcell Schools officials tweeted Sunday: "Due to an ongoing investigation to a threat made at Purcell High School, Purcell Schools will be closed tomorrow. Monday March 11th. Purcell Schools is working closely with the Purcell Police Department to resolve this matter. The Safety of our students is our primary concern.

Police said the threat was not credible, and they do not think any of the Purcell schools are threatened.

"It is our understanding that out of an abundance of caution all Purcell Schools have canceled classes on Monday," Purcell police posted on Facebook.

Purcell Schools officials posted on Facebook, "We take all threats seriously and will work with local authorities."