MIAMI (WSVN) – The Miami-Dade School Board has deemed a threat the district received late Wednesday to be "less than credible," but have planned to step up security at local public schools as a precautionary measure.
In a press release, officials said the threat is similar to those received by other school districts, including Los Angeles and New York City, earlier this week. "Miami-Dade Schools Police Department has established communications with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and at this time the threat is deemed as less than credible," officials stated in the release.
District officials confirmed that Broward County Public Schools also received threats.
Local school officials indicated, in addition to stepped up security, additional resources will be available on campus. All classes will be in session as scheduled. "Parents are encouraged to send their children to their regularly scheduled classes," the release stated.
The school superintendent in Los Angeles shut down the entire school system, affecting more than 600,000 students, out of what officials described as an abundance of caution. In Texas, The Houston Chronicle tweeted out that school officials in Dallas and Houston also received similar threats.