Increased police presence after threat written on bathroom wall at Harlem High

Harlem High School has increased police presence on campus after a threat was written on a bathroom wall.

In an email sent to parents Thursday, principal Casey Dees said a threat was written on a wall in astudent restroom. Dees did not disclose the contents of the threat.

Administration was notified and immediately began investigating, along with the Columbia County School District Police, according to the email.

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"At this time, we do not believe the threat to be credible," Dees wrote. "However, out of an abundance of caution, we will have an increased presence of law enforcement on campus as the investigation continues. All responsible parties will be held accountable according to the law and the code of conduct. Threats of any nature are not acceptable and will not be tolerated."

Dees asked parents to speak with their children about the consequences that come with making threats, stated or written, according to the email. Consequences may include removal from school or criminal charges.

This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Harlem High School increases police presence after written threat