Police investigating apparent threat against Saint John high school

Police are investigating an apparent threat against a high school in Saint John.
     
The principal of Simonds High School sent out a recorded phone message to students' parents on Thursday morning advising them that a threat had been made against the school but provided no details.
     
Gary Keating said the school would remain open, but parents could keep their children home for safety reasons if they wanted.
     
The Saint John Police Force says their investigation has since determined the threatening social media post was received throughout Canada and the United States, adding that many communities with a high school name featuring the initials "SHS" were concerned. 

Police say the threat does not appear to be credible at this time, but extra patrol officers were assigned to Simonds High School as a precautionary measure. 

~ With files from The Canadian Press.