US Charlottesville Schools on Lockdown Amid Mass Shooting Threat - Police

© REUTERS / Chris Wattie People gather at a makeshift memorial in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 4, 2017
People gather at a makeshift memorial in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 4, 2017 - Sputnik International
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FBI warning over social media threat leads to schools in Charlottesville, US, being put on a lockdown down amid safety fears.

On Wednesday, all schools in the US city of Charlottesville were put on lockdown after receiving a warning message by the FBI following a threat posted on social media, which expressed discontent with recent events in the city, the local police reported.

"Charlottesville City Schools are currently on a modified lockdown," the release read.

​​The social media post referenced the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, and noted that Charlottesville schools should be the next target, the release said.

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