A message warning students not to attend school today was scrawled Thursday on the inside of a Perry-Lecompton High School girl's restroom.
It didn't lead to school being canceled.
But it does mean that Jefferson County sheriff's officers will check every student entering the high school and middle school this morning, Sheriff Roy Dunnaway said.
District Superintendent Steve Johnston said all students will enter through the building's east entrance, along Lecompton Road.
The school district sent a statement to parents directing that students put metal objects, such as cell phones and keys, in a separate, clear plastic bag before attempting to enter the building.
At least three officers, a police dog and two metal detectors, which were installed Thursday afternoon, will assist with the screening, Dunnaway said.
Officers will stay at school throughout the day, he said.
Johnston said the threat was found about 12:30 p.m. Police and parents were then notified.
The message on the wall was not specific.
"It just said don't come to school tomorrow if you want to live; that's all it said," Dunnaway said. "You had to shut the door to see it."
Dunnaway said he didn't think the threat was real, "but it's something that you can't take lightly."
"After a while, there's only so much you can take as a parent, so I will probably keep them home," said Patsy Seele, who has a ninth-grader and a seventh-grader at the schools. "I don't want to have them go through the whole thing of being searched. : They're children, you know."
Senior Jason Kenney said he isn't going to class today.
"This is a good excuse," Kenney said. "I'm going to go fishing with some buddies."
The school district has said that whoever is responsible for the threat will be prosecuted.
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