DENHAM SPRINGS – The Livingston Parish school system posted a note on social media Tuesday afternoon refuting rumors of a threat to its public schools.

The announcement did not give any details or identify any school, although the announcement was addressed to “Denham Springs High School Patrons.”

Rumors on social media concerned “a threat to school security,” according to the announcement.

Sheriff Jason Ard and Denham Springs Police Chief Shannon Womack  “have confirmed there is no nothing credible to back up any rumors …,” it said.

The announcement was posted on the school system’s Facebook page and Twitter account at about 3:30 p.m.

It was signed by School Superintendent Rick Wentzel, Womack and Ard.

Below is the school system announcement:

“Denham Springs High School Patrons:

“We are aware of rumors being shared on various social media platforms regarding a threat to school security. As always, our law enforcement partners vet any and all information circulating-year round,

“Sheriff Jason Ard & Denham Springs Police Chief Shannon Womack have confirmed there is no nothing credible to back up any rumors currently circulating. These are just – rumors.

“We all will continue to monitor any traffic on social media and in the schools as our number one goal is the safety and security of your children.”

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