BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Loyola Blakefield in Towson closed Monday due to a threat on social media.

A message sent to parents Monday morning says the closing is due to a threat that was posted on social media.

The school and police are investigating.

“These are serious incidents,” said Officer Jennifer Peach of the Baltimore County Police Department. “These are serious threats, whether they’re credible or not credible in the end.”

Peach said the school alerted officers Sunday night. A similar incident occurred back in December.

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According to a statement from the school, the “closing provides room for the investigation to occur, while ensuring the safety of our school community.”

They added: “In order to avoid hindering their investigation, no additional details are available at this time. As in all cases, the safety of the members of our community remains the number one priority.”

The full statement is below:

The Loyola Blakefield Administrative team made the decision to close school on Monday, April 30th to allow local law enforcement to assess the source and validity of threatening posts on social media.

The closing provides room for the investigation to occur, while ensuring the safety of our school community. At this time, we are working in conjunction with Baltimore County Police as they take the lead on evaluating the threat.

In order to avoid hindering their investigation, no additional details are available at this time. As in all cases, the safety of the members of our community remains the number one priority.

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