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A Zachary High School student has been arrested after posting on social media about a planned school shooting, police said.

Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said officers received a call around 8 p.m. Tuesday about a threat against the school. He said the threat was made on social media and suggested a school shooting scenario. 

McDavid said investigators identified a student who appeared responsible and brought him in for questioning. The student admitted to making the threat and was arrested. 

The student has not been identified and there are currently no other suspects, police said.

The school posted a message to parents on social media acknowledging the threat and arrest. Parents were also sent text and email alerts. The post added that extra security had been requested at the school.