The South St. Paul Secondary School will have added police presence Tuesday after Superintendent Dave Webb sent a message to parents Monday night saying the school had received an anonymous threat on social media.

The school at 700 N. 2nd St., has more than 1,700 students in grades 6 to 12.

The message from Webb read, “The SSP Police have notified us that there was an anonymous threat made about the Secondary School through social media this evening that they are investigating. The safety of our school community is our first and foremost priority. You will notice an increased police presence at the Secondary tomorrow. They are working with us to keep our school community safe.”

Webb could not be reached for comment. It was not clear which social media outlet was involved or what the threat said.

Pat Pheifer