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Willmar, Minn., police and school officials find no credible threats behind plot rumors


WILLMAR — Unsubstantiated rumors of potential plots against the Willmar School District have been circulating in the community this week.

School officials and Willmar police have tracked down the sources of the rumors and have found no credible threats to the school district.

The rumors have been fueled by social media and by tension caused by the school shootings last week in Newtown, Conn., Senior High Principal Paul Schmitz said.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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