2 Texas churches receive Christmas Eve bomb threats

DENTON, TX (KTRK) -- Police in Denton, Texas, are on high alert after two churches received two bomb threats in two days saying that if Christmas Eve services weren't canceled, the buildings would be bombed.

Some are heeding the warnings, KTVT reports.

Denton resident Cheryl Cooper said she's asked her daughter who attends one of the churches that received a letter to change her tradition.

Cooper said, "She said that she's not going to go and for me to quit asking her. But I hate that! Because I want the real spirit of Christmas to be celebrated and I think that's where we need to be. So, it's really a sad thing."

Denton Bible Church received the first written bomb threat on Monday. Saint Andrews Presbyterian received a similar letter on Tuesday. Both churches say they plan to continue with services.

Area police say The U.S. Department of Homeland Security knows about the threats.
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