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An extra law enforcement presence was on hand at Hernando Middle School Monday morning after a threat to the school was found on social media.

School administrators early Sunday morning were made aware of a post regarding school safety.

They followed up by letting the Hernando Police Department know about the post, which was investigated by the department.

It was determined there was no validity to the threat, although as a school district statement said, “all matters regarding school safety are treated with the utmost importance.”

The extra law enforcement was on campus Monday morning as a precautionary measure to ease concerns of parents, students and staff.

The statement from the school district said Hernando Middle School parents were notified of the incident in an email sent to them on Sunday morning.

Reportedly the post was on the social media site SnapChat and was shared by students from Hernando Middle and another middle school.

The Hernando Police Department has not commented on the situation as of mid-afternoon Monday concerning the resolution of the threat and what might happen next. The department did repost a statement on Facebook stating the child and family had been contacted and that the police were working with the school district in the matter.

Bob Bakken is Managing Editor of the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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