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Threat at Dassa McKinney Elementary School deemed not credible, police say

State police were on campus at Dassa McKinney Elementary School on Tuesday morning after a possible threat was detected late Monday, according to Trooper Josh Black, public information officer.

Black said investigations were conducted and the threat was deemed not credible, but troopers were on scene to assist with school security Tuesday morning.

“Troopers were at Dassa McKinney for the start of the school day as a precaution only; at no time were students and staff in any danger or harms way,” Black said.

According to Aubrie Schnelle, superintendent of the Moniteau School District, administration was made aware of the threat of violence by a community member.

She said parents were informed of the threat around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

“Administration took appropriate action,” Schnelle said. “Based on the recommendation of the police, it was determined it was safe for us to go to school with additional police presence to assist with morning drop-off.”

Schnelle said the investigation is over and that the school did its part.

“(The troopers) were visible as far as a measure of comfort for the community with their presence,” she said.

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