The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has been providing additional security at Christ Episcopal School near Covington following a potential threat made by email on Sunday evening, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The emailw was sent as a response to an invitation to high school students and their parents and contained language that could be perceived as a threat, the Sheriff's Office said.

School administrators contacted the Sheriff's Office Monday and after consulting with law enforcement decided to keep the school open.

Uniformed deputies will remain in place at the school for the remainder of the year, according to the Sheriff's Office, which is continuing its investigation.

“There is nothing of greater importance than our collective ability to safeguard and ensure the security of the students and the faculty and staff,” Headmaster John Morvant said in a prepared statement. “Accordingly, any threat to the school – real, perceived, or merely a very bad prank – is taken with the utmost gravity and seriousness.”

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-898-2338 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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