SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- The Issaquah School District announced late Wednesday night that Skyline High School will be closed Thursday because of a threat of a shooting.
The King County Sheriff's Office and Sammamish Police are investigating the threat which stated students would be gunned down in the school's commons area.
The threat said in part:
"The people at that school use their wealth and social status to act superior to others and they think it makes them better. The biggest offender at the school would be the jocks. I am going to start killing them first because they deserve it the most."
The threat also included a picture of an automatic gun that was to be used. The threat's author claimed the gun belonged to his father.
The author went on to say he would kill until he runs out of ammunition and is killed by authorities or until he eventually takes his own life.
At this point, authorities do not know who is responsible for the threat.
Concerned parents flooded the Sheriff's Office with calls because the threat is making the rounds on social media.
The Issaquah School District released the following statement: