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Extra security in place at Texas high school due to on-line threat


08:41, March 06, 2013

HOUSTON, March 5 (Xinhua) -- A high school in the U.S. state of Texas increased security on Tuesday after receiving an on-line threat, school officials said.

The principal of Memorial High School in Houston received information about a posting on a non school-related Facebook page that referenced a threat to the school on Tuesday, according to local TV station ABC13.

The report did not specify what kind of threat the school had received.

According to a message from the school, the principal, William Lakin, contacted police and district technology team.

School police have been investigating to identify the source of this post, according to the report.

School officials said they were taking this reference to a threat very seriously and would have additional police on campus throughout Tuesday.

Memorial High School is not the only school in Texas that has been disturbed by threats. Around the state, other school districts and universities have faced similar problems.

Another high school, Highland Park High School, received a bomb threat Monday morning. The threat is the school's sixth since mid- January, according to local media reports.

Texas A&M University and Collin College's Spring Creek campus have also recently been disrupted from bomb hoaxes.

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