NYPD Investigated Threat to Schools as Hoax

The emailed threat that was sent to several school systems around the country was not deemed to be credible, according to the NYPD.
2:46 | 12/15/15

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He NYPD as thoroughly assessed the threats that were made including towards our school system. Although the threaten that sense is specific is not credible. NYPD intelligence division has been in touch with the FBI throughout the morning assessing the situation. And has come to the conclusion that the threat that was made was not credible. I just spoke to chancellor for A Nina our school system remains fully open. And we will of course continue to monitor look situation carefully. But based on the information we have this was a very. Generic. Piece of writing sent to a number different places simultaneously which in and also written in a fashion that suggests as not plausible. And we come to a conclusion that we must continue. To keep our school system open in fact it's important very important. Not to over react in situations like this but may not turn a commissioner Bratton add to that information. And thank you Smith. We reaffirm that we do have in investigation. Under way but it's an investigation into a hoax which we strongly believe that. The email that was received in New York City which is. Similar almost exactly the same is received in other locales specifically Los Angeles. That. We do not see that as a credible terrorist threat. And we are investigating it as they hopes we believe that the email originated overseas. The language in the email would lead us to believe that this is not a jihadist. Initiative. For example that a lot. Who has not spelled with a capital a that would be incredible to think that any jihadist would do not spell Ayala with a capital a that is this as an example of this. Again we received Darby superintendent school system received a threat early this morning there was conveyed to new York city police officials. And we begin immediate investigation into it in cooperation with joint terrorist task force are FBI colleagues. We have been a card check with the Washington Post police department and a pop and I'm very familiar with in the school system a very familiar with. It appears as of this time that the school system out there acted on their own without consultation with local law enforcement authorities. And I am seriously may have shut down this tools for the day we still see no need whatsoever to take that action. Here in New York City that we do believe preliminary investigation that this is in fact be a hoax and we were investigated as such.

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