Citing what they say is a “credible threat,” five schools in the Battle Ground School District are closed today. District officials say that a series of threats were made against students and staff at Chief Umtuch Middle School, and after consulting with the Battle Ground Police Department, a decision was made to close the schools today. Along with Chief Umtuch, Captain Strong Primary School, Summit View Middle School, CAM Academy and Battle Ground High School are all closed today. Battle Ground Police are not releasing any details on the nature of the threats, saying that could affect their ongoing investigation. An evaluation of the situation is ongoing, and notices will be issued as to when school will re-open. When classes resume, an increased police presence is planned.