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There will be more police patrolling the campus of Wellington High School on Friday after an “unsubstantiated threat” was found at the school Thursday.

The message was discovered on a bathroom wall, Principal Mario Crocetti said in an automated call to parents on Thursday afternoon.

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“The threat is not believed to be credible, but in an abundance of caution, additional school police officers will be at the school Friday morning,” Crocetti said, according to a transcript of the message provided to The Palm Beach Post by the Palm Beach County School District.

The content of the threat was not available Thursday night.

The incident follows one at Jupiter High School on Thursday, where a student brought a BB gun to class. The student shared a photo of the gun on social-media messaging service Snapchat and included a threat. That student was arrested, the Palm Beach County School District said.

School will be in session at Wellington High on Friday, Crocetti confirmed in the message.

“I look forward to seeing everyone at school on Friday,” he said.

Below is the full text of Crocetti’s call:

“Good afternoon, Wellington High families. This is Principal Mario Crocetti with an important message.

“I want to make you aware of an unsubstantiated threat discovered on a bathroom wall at the school today, which is now being investigated by School District Police. The threat is not believed to be credible, but in an abundance of caution, additional School Police officers will be at the school Friday morning.

“We take all threats seriously, and the person responsible for making this threat could face criminal charges as well as discipline under the Student Code of Conduct. If you see anything suspicious in or around our campus, please report it to school administration, law enforcement or the student Crime Stopper tip line at 1-800-458-TIPS.

“I look forward to seeing everyone at school on Friday.”



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