MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bathroom graffiti with a grave message left a Memphis school on high alert.
The threat, which said a student would ‘shot up the school,’ was found Monday and said the shooting would happen Thursday.
A statement from Shelby County Schools read, “We take all threats very seriously, so metal detectors and extra officers are on campus as an extra precaution. But again, there are no new threats at the school and all students are safe.”
WREG spoke with several parents who were concerned about the threat and picked up their child up early.
Parents said they received a phone call with a recording telling them what happened, they were also notified by text message and email.
Parents were not told what the threat actually was but mother Kimberly Jones said she was confident in the school’s decisions.
“I think if you told everybody that’s going on in its entirety then you get people worked up and it could cause unnecessary stress for the administration, students and parents,” said mom, Kimberly Jones.