Newman cancels Friday class amid threat

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Isidore Newman School will be closed tomorrow after it received a threatening, racist letter, according to the Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate.

The head of school, Dale Smith, told the publication that they received an anonymous letter with threatening and racist language. It specifically mentioned Friday, January 24, so officials decided to close school tomorrow "after much deliberation and consultation."

The school said the FBI and New Orleans police are investigating.