Puyallup's Rogers High School to increase security Friday after threatening message found

PUYALLUP -- The Puyallup School District said Thursday that there would be extra security at Rogers High School on Friday after a threatening message was found written on a bathroom wall at the school.

"Late Thursday afternoon a message written on a bathroom wall at Rogers High School was discovered and brought to the attention of administration," the district said on its web page.

"The message is threatening in nature, against Rogers High School in general," it added. "Pierce County Sheriff's Department has been investigating the situation, and they believe that school will be safe for staff and students to attend tomorrow, Friday, February 27. Additional security throughout the day will be provided."

No other details were provided on the threatening message.

In a bizarre twist, a high school in Rogers, Alabama by the same name was closed because of the threat, our sister station WHNT reports. Rogers High School in Alabama was closed during the confusion, with officials believing the threat to the Puyallup school was in fact made to the school in Alabama.

Officials in Alabama quickly discovered the error, but still canceled classes for the day.