Administrators at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsborough have canceled classes for Tuesday after racist threats were made on social media.

Police said the threats targeted minority students at the school.

This comes after a typed and printed message which made non-specific threats against black students was found in a school bathroom.

The message specifically mentioned the date May 17, saying that is the day something would happen.

Officials aren’t going into much detail, but say the threat targeted the pre-K to grade 8 school.

Police say other offensive messages have been posted to Twitter and Instagram.

The investigation has been going on since February.

The police chief says his department has reached out to officials at Facebook and Twitter in hopes of trying to track down the person or people behind the threats.

The police chief does not think the threat is credible, but they decided to cancel classes out of “an abundance of caution.”

Anyone with information on the threats is asked to contact Tyngsborough Police at 978-649-7504.

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