Joplin, Mo (12/6/17) – The Joplin Police Department received a couple of reports of an online thread containing threats against Royal Heights Elementary School in Joplin. Police say the threats of violence were posted on a national blog website where people post about random topics.

Police say the individuals who alerted them to the post, which have since been taken down live in other parts of the county.

An investigation began into the post and extra officers were at schools Monday morning to ensure the safety of children and staff.

The investigation led to two juveniles in Northwest, Arkansas who made the post. Authorities say no actual threat was substantiated and the two were referred to juvenile authorities in their jurisdiction.

(Edited Media Release)