An investigation into a social media threat that was determined as a hoax prompted an increased police presence Monday at Shawnee Middle School and Shawnee High School.

An investigation into a social media threat that was determined as a hoax prompted an increased police presence Monday at Shawnee Middle School and Shawnee High School.

After last week's deadly school shooting in Florida, police investigated the matter with school administrators and are being proactive with extra officers on campus.

"We apparently have what appears to be social media hoaxes about threats at the mid-high and high school," Police Chief Mason Wilson said Monday morning. "We have been proactively searching for the truth and have stepped up the presence of officers at each school."

Because of that proactive police presence, Wilson said parents were pulling students out of the schools today, which he said is understandable after the incident in Florida.

The chief said police worked with school administrators to find the truth.

In light of the police presence and rumors circulating about potential threats, SHS also issued this statement Monday as well.

"... This rumor began last week and was fully investigated by the police and school officials and found to be unsubstantiated. At this time no student or former student has made a direct threat to the school. We encourage anyone that has questions or hears rumors in the future to contact the high school as soon as possible so that we may begin to fully investigate any potential threat. We remain vigilant about school safety and security as it will always be our first priority."