Hoax From Ukraine Sent Fortuna Schools Into Lockdown

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A hoax from Ukraine briefly sent Fortuna Schools into lockdown. According to a press release by the Fortuna Police Department,

Today at approximately, 11:30 am, the Fortuna Police Department was contacted by the Fortuna Elementary School District Superintendent who had received an email threatening harm to students in the district.

The Fortuna Police Department worked immediately with the school district to keep our students safe.

The department then worked with our partners from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine the source of the email. We have determined that the email was a hoax and originated in Ukraine. This email went to schools throughout the county.

The lockdown is no longer in effect.



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