By WJBC Staff
FAIRBURY - Fairbury Police are at Prairie Central High School today following reports of a threatening post on Facebook.
Superintendent John Capasso said the threats are vague and make references to the fact there are school shootings. Capasso said the threats in no way reference a shooting at Prairie Central.
"There was no direct reference to any kind of violence, no shooting, nothing like that," he said.
Students reportedly alerted school officials about a new account on Facebook that had added local students as friends and then generally referenced school shootings.
Capasso said there will be a heightened police presence at the school Tuesday and Wednesday, and students must leave their backpacks inside lockers.
He reiterated that the school is not on lockdown and the day is continuing as usual.
"The day is quiet," Capasso said. "Police are here and they're definitely a presence. They're patrolling the grounds and hallways, just being noticeable."
Parents were notified of the situation by an automated phone message at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Capasso said police are investigating the Facebook post and have multiple leads.