BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Students and faculty may see more of a security presence at McKinley High School on Wednesday morning.

This is the case after a threat was made against the school.

Parents were made aware of the situation and EBR Schools released this statement about the situation:

School leadership was made aware of a threat via social media to McKinley High School. Law enforcement has been notified and will be on campus today along with additional security to support the campus. The safety and protection of our students and staff are of the utmost priority and we will continue to be diligent in keeping our school communities safe.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said that “Law Enforcement is aware of the allegations. They are working with the School System on this incident and there is more security on the school’s campus out of an abundance of caution.”

We will keep you updated of any further developments with this story.