School for deaf temporarily closed after possible threat

- An metro Atlanta school for the deaf will be closed tomorrow as officials investigate a possible threat against the school.

In a letter sent to parents, the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Superintendent John A. Serrano said that school officials became aware of a possible threat over the weekend.

Officials quickly contacted police, who have opened an investigation, but at this time, officials made a decision to close the school for Tuesday, Aug. 21.

"We have already implemented heightened security measures, including an increased police presence, but at this time we believe closing school is in the best interest of students and faculty," Serrano said.

Police are asking anyone who has information on the threat to contact Clarkston Police Department Sargeant Jason Elliot at jelliott@cityofclarkston.com. 

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