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Three students expelled after Lake City High School threats

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Three students have been expelled from Lake City High School after posting threats on social media earlier this month, according to the Coeur d'Alene School District. 

The District released the following statement to KHQ's Adam Mayer: 

"Earlier this month Coeur d’Alene Public Schools and the Coeur d’Alene Police Department received several reports of threats of violence and offensive images that were posted to social media, involving students in the district. The district takes these incidents very seriously and conducts thorough investigations of the students alleged to have posted the messages.

On Thursday and Friday, the Board of Trustees held three student disciplinary hearings. The board voted to expel three students. By law, individual student disciplinary matters are confidential.

The board’s decisions were made in the best interest of the health and safety of all students. Further, students need to know their conduct on social media can be grounds for suspension or expulsion."

The students names have not been released because they are minors. 

The threats began Oct. 6. and involved online threats on social media, including one referencing a "threat list" with a student holding a rifle. 

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