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UPDATE: Threat Closes Soap Lake Schools

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SOAP LAKE, Wash. - All schools in Soap Lake have been closed Tuesday due to threats.
   
The school board held an executive session Monday night to discuss building security and announced the one-day closure.
   
The Grant County town has about 500 students in four schools.
   
Soap Lake school board President Jerry Bessett declined to elaborate on the threats. But, he says the district is shutting down due to safety concerns for students and staff.
   
Last week a 16-year-old Soap Lake High School student was arrested after he made threats to kill school staff and students.
   
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The Soap Lake School District in Grant County will be closed on Tuesday.

The district posted a message on their Facebook page Monday night stating: 

"The district is shutting down tomorrow due to safety concerns for students and staff. If you have any questions you can call the school on Wednesday. Thank you for your cooperation."

Superintendent Dan McDonald spoke with KHQ on Monday and would not specifically comment on what the safety concerns are, but only said the school would be looking into it. 

School is scheduled to be open on Wednesday. 

As soon as we get any additional information, we will update this story. 
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