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U.S. Justice Department warned Volusia School Board
Meeting in DeLand postponed
posted Nov 5, 2013 - 5:00:31pm
The Volusia County School District released the following statement at 7:09 p.m. Nov. 5:
"The district was contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice just prior to the board meeting scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. [Nov. 5].
"The nature of this information raised substantial safety concerns. Upon evaluation of this late information, the district determined that a short-term postponement would permit additional security measures be in place to ensure the safety of the students, public and employees at the meeting.
"While the district does not comment on security procedures, there was no specific threat of violence in this matter."
REPORTED EARLIER: The Volusia County School Board postponed its Nov. 5 meeting, which was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 5.
The meeting will be rescheduled.
The school district received information from law-enforcement agencies that warranted the postponement in the interest of public safety, according to an announcement from the school district.
According to The Beacon's source, information of a threat was received from the U.S. Justice Department.
There had been controversy over the use of a textbook that protesters, who gathered outside the building this afternoon, said favored Islam over Christianity or other religions.
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