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Seattle school cancels event after receiving security threat

Posted September 18

— Elementary school officials in Seattle have cancelled an event meant to inspire students of color after receiving a security threat.

Join Muir Elementary School had planned to have 100 black men from around Seattle greet students with high-fives on Friday morning with the intent of dispelling negative stereotypes. The men were going to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts.

A school district spokesman told local media outlets that the school received a threatening call and the event was cancelled after the school consulted with police and district security staff.

However, a smaller group still showed up to greet students on Friday. Teachers and community members also cheered students walking into the building.

About half of John Muir's 400 students are black.

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