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Three Middletown High School students arrested in connection to social media threat

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Posted at 11:21 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 00:00:10-04

Police arrested three Middletown High School students Wednesday night in connection to a social media threat against the school, Middletown City Schools announced via Facebook.

The trio posted a threatening video on Snapchat, according to the district. 

Their arrest means the threat is officially over and classes will continue Thursday, but parents and students should expect “an increased police presence."

"We understand if you want to keep your student home tomorrow, so his/her absence will be excused," the Facebook announcement reads.

Mason City Schools took similar measures last Friday after a pair of social media threats from a middle schooler and a high schooler. District spokeswoman Tracey Carson said that around 40 percent of the district's students stayed home and had their absences excused.