Parents of some students at East Jefferson High School were upset that classes weren't canceled on Wednesday after messages threatening a shooting incident were spray-painted on school walls.
Among the messages were "#Sandyhook 2017," a reference to the December 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Another read, "Shooting the school up - Crazy White Boy."
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted when the messages were discovered and the department provided extra security.
The school told parents that they could check their children out of the school at their own discretion. But many parents who showed up at the school were troubled that they learned of what happened through social media and that classes weren't suspended for the day.
The messages apparently were sprayed on walls by two men who entered the campus on Tuesday night. JPSO has released images of the two that were captured by surveillance cameras, but their faces were covered.
The threatening messages were painted over on Wednesday afternoon.