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Update: Willows schools to reopen after social media threat

Schools in the Willows Unified School District are set to reopen Thursday following a daylong closure Wednesday while police investigated a threat made to students and staff on social media.

A message posted late Wednesday afternoon on the district’s website said officials had determined the threat was resolved and the investigation is continuing.

Willows police on Tuesday night received information about a social media transmission that clearly threatened students and staff at Willows High School, according to a police news release. A spokeswoman for the district said the three other schools in the district also canceled classes Wednesday.

Willows, in Glenn County, is about 85 miles north of Sacramento.

Police would not comment further on the nature of the threat. Police and high school staff worked all night to investigate.

“While we worked to mitigate and eliminate the threat vigorously, we could not guarantee that all possible explanations and suspects had been evaluated and eliminated,” stated the police news release.

A Police Department spokeswoman said Wednesday afternoon that officials were not releasing any further information for the time being. She said no one had been taken into custody, but police had determined that there was no longer a threat.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews