Police: Alleged Marysville School Threat Originated in Georgia

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MARYSVILLE--

There was increased security Thursday morning at Marysville High School after a threat of violence was widely circulated on social media the night before.

The post was a picture of some writing that said, "Don't go to school MHS students on January 28 2016"

"Pray you don't die," it concluded.

Not long after, another threat surfaced, saying, "You bullied me, now you shall pay." Marysville Police say they learned of the threats around 7:30 p.m.

Investigators traced the post back to an I.P. address in Cobb County, Georgia. The threat was reportedly for students at McEachern High School.

Police in Cobb County said they were interviewing a person of interest.

The post was so widely circulated on social media that students and parents and Marysville mistook MHS for their own school.

Out of an abundance of caution, Marysville High School was put on a "soft lockdown," meaning the doors were locked and students were kept accounted for throughout the day.

Marysville Police say more than 20 officers from four different departments were on campus Thursday.

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