Threat found written on bathroom wall at University HS

Administration says it is investigating

ORANGE CITY, Fla. – Investigators with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office tell News 6 they are looking into a threat that was found Friday written on a bathroom wall at University High School in Orange City.

A picture of the threat shows a message scrawled in black permanent marker.

It reads, "(Expletive) this school. Everyone can just die, and they will. Monday at 11:45 by a bomb in a girl's bathroom."

The message lists several buildings, and then asks, "which floor?"

Principal Julian Jones sent a message to parents at 3 p.m., informing them of the message and the law enforcement investigation.

"University High School Administration is working with law enforcement to investigate this threat, and will take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of our students and faculty," Jones said in the message. "As always, we will keep you informed regarding incidents of this type."

News 6 found out this is the fourth threat made at University High School during the 2016-2017 school year.

"When is the day when one of these acts gets follow through?" parent Denise Seidel asked.

She said she has two children who attend the school.

"Every time there's a threat, my kids don't go to school. They stay home," she said.

Seidel said she and some other parents are upset that the children making the threats are not being held accountable. Or if they are, she said, the district is not telling parents about it.

"Sometimes my mind goes a little bit crazier than it should, but it's my children," she said. "It's also other people's children."

Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office will have an increased presence Monday morning at University High School.

Anyone who knows anything about who might be making the threats is asked to call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

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