On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, Iowa City Police officers responded to Tate High School, 1528 Mall Dr., regarding an anonymous call threatening violence to students. 

The Iowa City Police Department soon learned that a similar call had been placed to Coralville Central Elementary School. The Coralville Police Department provided ICPD with information indicating that the threats originated outside the U.S. and that several had been placed throughout the country. Although we have not identified information giving credibility to the threats, Iowa City Police officers are providing additional presence to schools throughout Iowa City.

Thank you to the Coralville Police Department and Iowa City School District for their prompt responses and assistance with this incident.

Date of publication

Tuesday, December 18, 2018