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Charlottesville schools are on lockdown after the FBI warned of a social media threat


The FBI notified the Charlottesville (Virginia) Police Department of a threat made on social media, officials say.

The FBI says someone posted on a social media message board expressing discontent with the recent events in Charlottesville, our affiliate WSET reported.

Officials say the person, or persons, who posted the message also referenced the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, and expressed their admiration of the shooter.

They went on to say that Charlottesville, and the city schools, should be the next target, according to officials.

At this time, officials say there is no information identifying the person who posted the message.

Charlottesville police officers have been posted at all of the city's schools and at many of the private schools.

The department says they are coordinating with school administration in regards to these threats.

As part of these efforts, Charlottesville City Schools are currently on a modified lockdown, Charlottesville police say.

This is a developing story, stay with ABC 13 for updates.

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