Police have concluded that a potential threat against metro-area high schools on Monday wasn’t credible, according to local school officials.

The potential threat was contained in a “vague email” that was sent to several high schools in the Omaha area, including Burke and Bryan High, according to a letter that Omaha Public Schools officials sent to staff and family members of students.

School officials reported the email to Omaha and Bellevue police.

Also on Monday, Creighton Prep reported that a threat there wasn’t deemed credible and that one student had misinterpreted what another said.

Threats against schools can result in disciplinary actions and criminal charges.

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