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Schools in Charlottesville, Va., closed Thursday after being made aware of an anonymous online post threatening an “ethnic cleansing” in the form of a shooting at Charlottesville High School.

The Charlottesville City School District closed all schools for the day after police received an email on Wednesday from a “concerned citizen” regarding the possible threat, according to a police statement.

The post threatened an “ethnic cleansing” at the school the next day and allegedly encouraged white students to stay home from school, according to The Daily Progress.

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The original threat was reportedly posted on the site 4chan and 8chan, and a screenshot of the post later circulated on Reddit, according to the newspaper. Investigators are working to identify the original poster, who claims to be a Charlottesville student, the paper reported.

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