Parents can be seen picking up children from Helen Cox High School after confusion over a threat to the school that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said was debunked days before in Harvey, Louisiana. in Gretna, La., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

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Several parents at Helen Cox High School in Harvey could be seen picking children up from school Thursday morning, but the threat in question has already been debunked, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. 

The "threat" in question was made against Helen Cox High School two days ago, JPSO Lt. Jason Rivarde said Thursday morning, and another tip about the same incident was made to Crimestoppers on Wednesday. 

Initial reports indicated the school was on lockdown, but that was not the case, officials said. Concerned parents were permitted to pick up their students, and staff was at the school to discuss the situation with students. 

JPSO released a statement that information regarding a "threatening gesture" toward another student and possibly the school was relayed to a school resource officer on Tuesday. The student who made the gesture was interviewed, and the threat was not deemed credible, JPSO said. 

The student was charged with a juvenile status offense and released to his parents; no criminal charges were filed. 

An additional tip about what was believed to be the same threat prompted JPSO to send investigators to the school Thursday morning "to ensure there was no threat and that all possible leads had been investigated," according to the release. 

"We take any threat against our schools seriously, and will investigate all to the fullest," JPSO said.

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Video from outside the school showed several cars leaving with parents picking up their children. 

School security has been under intense scrutiny in the days following a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.

Multiple arrests have been made across Louisiana in connection with school threats, including an 18-year-old man who was arrested following alleged Instagram threats against Martin Luther King Jr. High School in New Orleans. 

Slidell Police also posted to social media Wednesday evening to allay concerns over a viral social media post that threatened "SHS." The post originated in Ohio, and concerned schools and districts with those initials as it was shared around the nation. 

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