WHITNEY, Texas — Whitney Independent School District will increase police presence at its high school on Friday after a threat was found in the boys’ restroom, Superintendent Gene Solis said on Facebook.

“This is to inform you that a message was found in the high school boys’ restroom. The message said that there would be a shooting at the high school on Friday,” the social media post said.

The school will add extra police as a precaution, Solis said.

Parents are encouraged to send children to school as absences because of the threat will not be excused, Solis said in the post.

“We encourage you to send your child to school on Friday so that the perpetrator of the message DOES NOT have control,” the post said. “We understand if you choose to keep your child home. We ask that you understand our position on this absence being unexcused.”

It unknown if the person who made the threat was caught or what action was taken.

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