Little River-Academy police and sheriff's deputies were patrolling the Academy High School campus Monday morning after receiving word of a possible threat.

Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles issued a statement Monday informing the public of a possible threat made by a high school student. According to Sprinkles, Temple police made school officials aware of the threat shortly after midnight Monday.

Sprinkles said there was no reason to believe the campus was in immediate danger, but law enforcement officials were assisting school officials in conducting interviews with potential witnesses to determine the credibility of the alleged threat.

"The district's top priority is the safety and security of its students and staff," Sprinkles wrote."We take any and all threatening comments seriously and they will be dealt with accordingly."

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