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.
BREAKING: Charlottesville Police release details about online comment that put city schools on lockdown, referenced Vegas shooting. pic.twitter.com/A64ugwUZ2N— Henry Graff (@HenryGraff) 11 октября 2017 г.
Beth Cheuk, with Charlottesville City Schools, says police advised them to make a modified lockdown today because of the social media threat pic.twitter.com/C6ToqFuF5i— Kari Beal (@KariBealTV) 11 октября 2017 г.
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.