WASHINGTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An arrest has been made in connection to a social media threat that forced some local schools to step up security this past week, according to the Washington Police Department.

Social Media threat leads to visible police presence at Washington Community Schools

In a post on social media, investigators say the threat originated in Texas by a juvenile, who has now been arrested on charges of Terroristic Threatening.

Washington Community Schools had an increased police presence last week due to the threats.

According to Washington Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Frank, school officials were alerted Wednesday evening to a threat posted to Snapchat and other social media sites warning of a threat to school safety. The Washington Police Department was immediately contacted and administrators were notified.