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Increased Law Enforcement at Ladue Schools After Instagram Threat

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Students file into the Ladue Middle School as Ladue Police patrol the grounds in Ladue, Missouri on January 17, 2013. School officials received a threat on the popular social media Instagram, commenting "Talking to the Media won't stop me." The person also posted a photo of the Newton, Conn. shooter Adam Lanza and several students from the Ladue Middle School.  Parents of all Ladue school students were notified that their children would see increased security measures at all district schools. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Students file into the Ladue Middle School as Ladue Police patrol the grounds in Ladue, Missouri on January 17, 2013. School officials received a threat on the popular social media Instagram, commenting “Talking to the Media won’t stop me.” The person also posted a photo of the Newton, Conn. shooter Adam Lanza and several students from the Ladue Middle School. Parents of all Ladue school students were notified that their children would see increased security measures at all district schools. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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LADUE, Mo. (KMOX) – Parents of Ladue students were notified this morning that their children will see increased security measures today after a threat was made on the popular social media site Instagram.

Ladue School District Communications Director Susan Dielmann tells KMOX that someone posted a comment last night with the threat. “The comment was something along the lines of ‘talking to the media won’t stop me’.”

But its not just the posting administrators are concerned about.

Dielmann says the profile picture of the commenter was a photo of the Newtown, Conn. shooter Adam Lanza.

Dielmann says students and parents should expect to see law enforcement officers at and around all Ladue schools today, along with school officials walking the halls talking to students

“We don’t want to overreact, but on the other hand we feel it’s appropriate to err on the side of caution,” Dielmann said.

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