Vermont School District Closes After Verbal Threat

A school district in Vermont will be closed on Tuesday after authorities say a student made a verbal threat.

Police in Randolph said a parent notified them at about 11 p.m. Monday after their child said another student said they were going to "shoot up the school tomorrow."

Investigators arranged to speak with the parent and student at the police station and determined that the statement was made during an altercation between two middle school students.

Police notified Randolph Superintendent Layne Millington and other school staff of the potential threat.

Due to the nature of the statement, officials made the decision to close all schools in the district for Tuesday.

"At this time we do not believe any action will take place, but out of an abundance of caution the schools will remain closed and locked until Wednesday, May 23rd," police said in a statement.

Authorities said the person of interest, a juvenile, is known and a threat assessment is being conducted.

The investigation is ongoing.

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