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Borderland schools targeted in social media threats

EL PASO, Texas -- Two Borderland schools encountered social media threats in recent days, according to officials in El Paso and Las Cruces.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies said Saturday they investigated a possible "terroristic threat" at Garcia Enriquez Middle School that was posted to social media on Thursday.

Deputies referred a 13-year-old girl for juvenile probation, according to a sheriff's spokeswoman.

"No students or faculty were in danger as a result of the threat," said the spokeswoman in a statement.

Elsewhere, the Mesilla Valley Fall Festival was canceled at Mesilla Elementary in Las Cruces on Friday night after a "possible threat of violence against students," according to a letter to parents from the school's assistant principal.

"Ensuring the safety of our students and staff is our top priority," wrote assistant principal Teresa Hernandez in a letter obtained by ABC-7.

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Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.

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