The messages warned of a school shooting, leading the PTA to send this message to families late Thursday night on behalf of principal Damian Bounds:
Good Evening Lakeside Community,
Mr. Bounds has asked us to let you all know that Lakeside High School and the DeKalb County School District are aware of the current social media threats. Please be assured that there will be extra police officers on duty at Lakeside High School tomorrow, Friday, March 2.
The safety of our students is paramount. Please know that the school and the county are staying on top of these issues. Thank you for your continued support.
Twitter postings about the Snapchat threats began early in the evening Thursday.