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Threat closes Skyline High School in Sammamish

Thursday - 9/20/2012, 7:45am  ET

SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) - An online threat of a shooting at Skyline High School in Sammamish prompted officials to close the school Thursday in the Issaquah (IS'-uh-kwah) School District on Seattle's east side.

Police and the King County sheriff's office are investigating the threat, which circulated on social media and was accompanied by a photo of a gun.

The school district issued a statement Wednesday night saying it was closing Skyline High School on Thursday out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students and staff.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/


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