Law enforcement and district officials address school safety amid school threats

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Rumors of threats against many local schools have law enforcement and district officials addressing school safety.

About a dozen law enforcement agencies and school districts met Wednesday afternoon.

They are working to determine how to handle the rumors of violence this Friday.

School officials said they are investigating, but they have no reason to believe them to be true.

Chief Tom Dailey with the Independence Police Department wants parents, students and faculty to know schools are safe and will be protected.

"With all the recent events, we want to ensure that our citizens know that everybody up herein on the same page. We share the same conviction, the same state of preparedness and readiness, and these threats or actions will not be tolerated," said Dailey.

Schools plan to remain open Friday.

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