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Threat shuts down Dayton Independent Schools

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Posted at 7:55 AM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 12:12:51-05

DAYTON, Ky. -- Administrators of Dayton Independent Schools in Northern Kentucky have canceled classes and closed district schools Tuesday following an undisclosed threat. 

Superintendent Jay Brewer released a statement on the school's website and Facebook page that the juvenile responsible for the threat has been identified and arrested. He did not specify whether the minor was a student or not.

Brewer told WCPO's TJ Parker that the district saw the bomb threat on social media last night. No specific school of the district's two buildings was targeted. Brewer added that bomb-sniffing dogs from NKU and the airport swept the buildings last night and the decision to close schools today was just to be certain the threat was cleared.  

In Brewer's four years as superintendent, this is his first time dealing with such a situation. He promised school will be in session Wednesday.

"(The) Dayton Police Department has worked with regional police departments to determine that all school buildings are safe and secure for our students and staff at this time," representatives for the district wrote in a statement early Tuesday morning.

Parents with questions may contact the school at (859) 491-6565.

WCPO will update this story as additional information is available.