Threat

A police car sits at the entrance to Carthage High School on Monday, Jan. 13.

An investigation is underway Monday after a Carthage ISD student was sent a message saying do not come to school today on social media, Superintendent John Wink said.

The district implemented extra security measures Monday, Wink said, and all students are safe.

“All information has been turned over to law enforcement, and they are conducting an investigation,” Wink said. “Extra security measures are being taken to protect our students and staff. CISD will not tolerate behaviors that endanger our students or staff to feel unsafe at school.”

Wink said they believe the threat was directed at the high school, but that they were making sure all campuses were safe. He said the district was working with police and that an investigation was still ongoing.

Wink thanked both the Carthage Police Department and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office for their support.

Original Post: Carthage ISD says it is taking all precautions today in the wake of a social media post warning a student not to come to school today.

“Carthage ISD is aware of a social media message sent to one student saying do not come to school today,” the district said in a notice posted online. ”We are taking all precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. We are currently working with law enforcement and extra security measures are being taken.”