Schools are open and operating in Monroe County today after officials told us they are investigating "a possible threat" to students, faculty and staff.
But Assistant Superintendent Jackson Daniel told 13WMAZ he doesn't know the specific nature of the threat. Although no school was ever closed, Daniel said authorities were taking it seriously.
One parent says she received an automated call from the superintendent at around 1 p.m Tuesday about the terroristic threat that allegedly happened Monday.
She says when she received the vague message about the terroristic threat, she immediately thought it was about a gun. But assistant superintendent Jackson Daniel says no weapons were involved.
Samantha Eckelbarger, another parent, called to say the threat involved a list of students and staff, including her daughter. The list was allegedly made up by a ninth-grade boy who listed people that he planned to harm.
Eckelbarger contacted the assistant principal but didn't get any more information. She says her daughter was too afraid to go to school the day after the threat.
The news release provided Tuesday says officials were made aware of the possible threat around 2:45 p.m. Monday.
The sheriff's office is investigating the threat.
No names or other details have been released, but the news release states that the "system and school administrators are treating the incident as serious."
Samantha Eckelbarger says she asked permission to speak to the school board tonight. She said they told her she couldn't address the board until their next meeting.
She also said a sheriff's deputy was scheduled to interview them Tuesday night about the case.
Check back with 13WMAZ for updates as details become available