Blue Ridge Unified School District campuses remain closed due to unspecified threats

The rural Blue Ridge Unified School District says all campuses will remain closed Monday following another unspecified threat.

According to a message on the district's website, the district will be closed on August 16 following "another threat against our schools' children late Sunday."

"We are working closely with federal and local law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the latest incident while increasing the presence of police officers and federal agents at each campus," the message reads.

The district says it will provide an update on how the school week will proceed at 6 p.m.

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Screenshot from Blue Ridge Unified School District

In an email to parents on August 11, the district said the first closure was due to "unspecified threats, and possible vandalism and destruction of the educational process."

The district was originally scheduled to reopen Monday.

The district has not released any information on the threats, however, police are investigating an aggravated assault involving three Blue Ridge students.

Police say a 17-year-old girl lured a 19-year-old to Show Low Lake where a 17-year-old and 16-year-old boy assaulted the older teen.

Police say the victim was seriously injured and had to be flown to a hospital in Phoenix.

The district is located in the east-central part of Arizona in Navajo County.

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