HUDSON, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Hudson Police Department is investigating a threat against the school after the police chief received a tip late Saturday evening.
The Hudson Community School District said Chief Daniel Banks notified school officials immediately to assure them an investigation was underway. They did not specify which school was affected by the threat.
At this time, police said there is no immediate threat to the school, students and staff in the district, according to a Facebook post on Sunday night.
"We want our community to know that we take any and all threats very seriously, and as such, will pursue disciplinary sanctions as allowed by law and district policy," the district wrote. "We also want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Hudson Police Department for their speed of action and professionalism during this investigation. We will continue to work with the Hudson Police Department to provide a safe and secure school environment."
Superintendent Dr. Tony Voss said he knows people may have questions about the threat, but because it's an ongoing investigation, he is limited with what he can share. He assured parents there is no immediate danger to students.
Voss said it's perfectly acceptable and understandable to keep your child at home today. However, he asks parents to let the school know first. He also told KWWL attendance is down today.
KWWL has reached out to the police department for more information. This is a developing story. Stay with us on-air and online for updates.