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Edna Junior High School officials discovered a note threatening violence to students and its anonymous author Thursday morning, prompting a response from law enforcement.

After discovering the note, school officials sent alert messages to guardians’ mobile devices about the note and contacted law enforcement, said Edna school district Superintendent Robert O’Connor.

Several Jackson County sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers arrived at the school to ensure the safety of students, said O’Connor, who added the school was not placed on lockdown. Later, school officials released a statement stating they had determined the threats in the note were not credible.

Although the author was not identified, O’Connor said the school regularly offers counseling for students.

“We actually bring in outside counseling on a regular basis. In this case, there was no one to identify,” he said.

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