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Threat closes five Battle Ground schools

Threat closes five Battle Ground schools
Posted September 11th, 2013 @ 3:31am by Brad Ford

Due to a series of threats against students and staff at Chief Umtuch Middle School in Battle Ground on Tuesday, that school along with Captain Strong Primary School, Summit View Middle School, CAM Academy and Battle Ground High School will be closed Wednesday, Sept.11, as a precaution while authorities investigate. These schools are within several blocks of each other, north of downtown Battle Ground's Main Street.

This decision was made collaboratively between the Battle Ground School District and the Battle Ground Police Department to ensure the safety and security of staff and students.

The Battle Ground Police Department declined to elaborate on the threats, saying the release of the information could jeopardize the investigation.

Officials will continue to evaluate the situation and notify parents and staff with information on when school will resume.

When schools reopen there will be an increased police presence.

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