Miami-Dade schools, along with many other schools and universities in Florida, were placed on alert Thursday from a threat that authorities classified as "broad and less than credible."
In a statement, the school district said Miami-Dade was working with local, state and federal law enforcement to monitor the situation, and that the threat was similar to threats received in other parts of the country.
Bomb threats were faxed to schools in Atlanta, McDermott, Ohio, and Maricopa, Arizona, on Tuesday, and more than 60 schools and universities in Eastern Canada were evacuated Wednesday in response to another faxed bomb threat.
Miami-Dade Schools police spokesman Lt. Raul Correa would not say if the district had received a similar communication and would not provide details about the nature of the threat. He said schools have not added additional security personnel today, but said all schools have a designated safety team that includes a school police officer in place at all times.
“We’re vigilant every day so when we get especially less than credible threats, we just assure that what we’re doing is maintained and sometimes we reasess our resources,” Correa said.
Miami-Dade schools will dismiss students at the usual time today, the statement said.