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(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Multiple school districts in the Kansas City, Missouri, area closed their doors on Wednesday in the wake of a mass shooting threat.

The Blue Springs Police Department said someone called Tuesday morning to report a suspicious Snapchat post made by an individual “threatening ‘killing people — mass murdering.'”

No specific location was mentioned, police said, but the Blue Springs School District, the nearby Fort Osage School District and others decided to close as a precaution.

Blue Springs police said Wednesday morning that a suspect — a male former student — is in custody and charges are pending.

There’s no threat to the public, police said.

The FBI in Kansas City said it was notified of the threat but deferred further comment to Blue Springs police.

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