ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Ector County ISD police is investigating after a threatening message was found in a middle school bathroom.
District officials tell us the message found at Ector Middle School claimed there would be a shooting at the campus on Wednesday.
We're told because of the message two-thirds of Ector Middle students did not attend classes on Wednesday.
A new message was found Wednesday claiming there would be a shooting on Thursday.
Mike Adkins with the district is asking parents and student to help stop these messages that might be meant as jokes, but are being taken seriously.
"We need our entire community to realize these types of threats cannot continue," Adkins said. "We need our kids in school, learning every day. We want to assure parents we will always investigate threats like this. Our police officers are following up on potential leads now. Criminal charges will be filed, if possible."