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Social media threat made toward East Lyme schools under investigation

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East Lyme police are investigating a post on social media that threatened a school. 

School officials said the "fictitious" post was on a social media account that originated in California.

The post referenced a shooting at a school, but not a specific one, however school officials said: “We take any and all threats seriously.”

This isn't the first time something like this has happened.

They said a similar incident happened on Oct. 9, where a fake bomb threat originated from an account in California.

In a letter to parents, school officials reiterated that this was “a fictitious posting and all of our schools remain safe.”

East Lyme police said they will be ensuring a more visible presence at all East Lyme Schools while this is being investigated.

Parents said you can never be too safe.

"I think the East Lyme police are excellent, so they'll be right on it," said Susan Rogers, a parent in East Lyme.

Anyone with information should contact police at 860-739-5900.

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