INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence School District is offering a reward for information about a threat.

According to the school district, someone discovered and reported a threat written on a bathroom wall at Truman High School on Monday afternoon.

The district contacted the Independence Police Department, and police determined the threat wasn’t credible.

Families with students in the district received the following information in an automated call Tuesday morning.

Good morning Truman families, 

The district has been made aware of social media content regarding a possible threat at Truman High School. We worked closely with the Independence Police Department. The threat is unsubstantiated, and classes will go on as normally scheduled.  There will be additional security the remainder of the week as a precaution. The district is offering a $250 reward for information that leads to the identification of the individual who wrote the threat.

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The threat, even though it was deemed not credible, still had students frightened.

“Very terrified because of how much is going around today, and there was a really deadly one not long ago,” student Arin Lassen said.

“I’m not coming to school because I don’t know if they’re for real or they’re playing,” student Davon Toombs said.

As stated in the call, there will be additional security at the high school for the remainder of the week.

The school district is offering a $250 reward for information that helps the district identify the person who wrote the threat.