CEDAR RAPIDS – Officials shut down schools for the entire day today in Iowa’s second-largest city after threats were made online, and the FBI and others are on the scene investigating.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District is aware of social media posts made over the weekend by an unidentified person or persons affecting CRCSD property. Cedar Rapids Police Department and their resources were engaged immediately along with State public safety agencies, and the FBI to investigate the situation.
Out of an abundance of caution and following consultation with the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the decision has been made to close all Cedar Rapids Schools Campus buildings for the entire day, Monday, October 2, 2023. The Educational Leadership and Support Center will be operational. Communication from the CRCSD is being sent to all families affected by this decision.
CRPD Investigators began working immediately to identify the nature of the threat and its source. This has become a complex investigation and all leads are being examined closely. At the time of this release, no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.
CRCSD continues to communicate with CRPD and other agencies involved in this response and will work to inform families as quickly as possible as information affecting them becomes available.