ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Districts in Orlando and Miami have joined the list of school systems that received email threats that were deemed to be "less than credible." Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said during a news conference Thursday in Orlando that the email was sent to the district's general email late Wednesday.
Law enforcement was notified and checked it out, and then schools opened Thursday morning. Jenkins says principals in the nation's 10th largest school district have been asked to stay alert and keep students calm.
School officials in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Houston say they're beefing up security on campuses after receiving similar tthreats. The Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Houston Independent School District announced on their websites that "less-than-credible" threats were received late Wednesday evening. Both school districts plan to open as usual Thursday.
In Miami, school district police immediately contacted law enforcement agencies and decided to open schools.