Heavy police presence at Lithia Springs High School

An investigation is underway by police regarding a social media threat circulating in several school districts in the Atlanta metro area.

According to a letter sent Friday to parents by the principal of Lithia Springs High School in Douglas County, a student had made a threat against the school via social media, drawing the attention of school officials and the Douglas County School System Police Department.

After investigating the message, they concluded that there was no real threat to the school, but security measures were nevertheless implemented as a precaution.

As a result, Lithia Springs High School has a delayed opening.

Principal Travis Joshua assured parents that any threats received would be taken seriously and that false rumors would not be allowed to disrupt the educational process, as stated in the letter.

Violators will face prosecution, and the student who allegedly initiated the threat has not been identified, so it is unclear what charges they might face.

A parent of a Lithia Springs student shared a photo taken from a moving police cruiser outside the school on Friday morning with FOX3.

A representative from the Douglas County school system confirmed that the threat is the same one that has recently circulated in several schools in the area, but did not provide further details about it.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information becomes available.

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