AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Agawam Junior High School was closed Wednesday due to an alleged threat written in a bathroom.

The Agawam Junior High School Administration informed parents and members of the school Tuesday evening in an email shared to 22News. Agawam Public Schools has no reason to believe this is a credible threat at this time, but the Agawam Police have been notified and are investigating the incident.

Out of caution, the Junior High School will be closed Wednesday to allow Agawam Police to fully investigate the threat found written in one of the bathrooms.

According to Agawam School Superintendent Shelia Hoffman, school administrators held a virtual meeting Wednesday with staff about the re-entry plan for Thursday and were in constant contact with the Agawam Police Department.

“The administrators also did a search of the school to make sure they didn’t find anything that shouldn’t be there and that came out clean. So we are comfortable that tomorrow opening the school is safe for students and staff,” said Superintendent Hoffman.

This incident strikingly similar to one that happened in Longmeadow just under two weeks ago, which was also scribbled on a bathroom stall. That school was also closed for a day and police and school personnel in Longmeadow stated they take threats like this very serious.

Agawam residents said she thought it was a good call to shut the school down. Aylin Candir of Agawam said, “It said that like a student wrote something threatening in like the bathroom, I’m not really sure, there were no details but it was kinds scary.”

When students return to school, there will be an increased presence of police for safety measure. According to the Superintendent, if a person is found making a threat, they could face criminal charges.

Anyone that has information about the incident is asked to contact Agawam Police.