Many parents of Livingston ISD students were on campus Monday morning to check their child out of school.
A social media post from Sunday night was somehow linked to Livingston ISD and discovered by school officials around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Livingston ISD officials released a statement Monday regarding the matter.
"At 8 p.m. last night, a viral "Snapchat" threat was sent through social media. After investigation, it is believed the actual post was generated from the Dayton, Texas, area and the Dayton Police Department has a person of interest that is being investigated behind the incident. The post has been removed from social media, and there is no information that this was ever a threat targeting Livingston ISD. We do not take this kind of threat lightly, and we have all the necessary protocols in place to ensure the safety of students, staff, and the community, which is our highest priority."
Livingston Police and state troopers were both on campus as a line of vehicles backed up to the front entrance of the high school. The Polk County Enterprise will have more on the story in the Thursday edition.