LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The principal at Atherton High School sent a message Thursday to parents of students about a threat of violence at the school on Friday. 

According to JCPS spokeswoman Bonnie Hackbarth, the message said school administrators received the threat late Thursday morning, but do not believe it is credible.

Here's the content of the message:

Atherton Family:

Information was brought to the attention of the school administration late this morning that a student has made comments about violence at Atherton on Friday. We have investigated and are dealing with the people involved in communicating this.

I want to assure you there is no credible threat to our children, the parents have been involved and we are taking this incident very seriously.

Thank you to everyone who has reported the concern; each person accepting personal responsibility to appropriately respond to any threat helps us to best address situations of this nature.

There have been 17 threats this school year, not including this one, prompting several evacuations or shut downs.

Lincoln County Schools canceled classes Monday after someone scrawled threatening graffiti on a wall over the weekend.

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