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Shooting threat on bathroom wall prompts extra security at Palm Beach Central High School

Posted at 5:19 PM, Apr 27, 2018

Palm Beach Central High School administrators are bringing in extra security Monday in response to a shooting threat written on a bathroom wall warning of a shooting Monday.

"They're handling the problem," said Carlos Avalos, whose son attends PBCHS.

Additional school district police officers will be at the school Monday.

A student noticed the threat in a bathroom Thursday and told school administrators.

The principal then contacted parents Thursday to let them know the school doesn’t consider it a credible threat, but administrators are still taking it seriously.

"Now every time we’re driving to school it’s, 'If this happens, make sure you know what you’re supposed to do or make sure you find a safe place,' and that’s a hard talk to have with your kids," Avalos said. "You walk away and you’re holding back your tears. It hurts sometimes.”

Several students said they still plan to attend school Monday.

The person who made the threat could face criminal charges on top of disciplinary action.