Threat to Washington high school shuts down school in Alabama following miscommunication

PUYALLUP — The Puyallup School District posted extra security at Rogers High School on Friday after a threatening message was found written on a bathroom wall at the school.

But in a bizarre twist, the threat on the wall in Washington also had implications for students thousands of miles away.

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.

"Through a strange turn of events, investigators say they determined the threat was made against another Rogers High School in Puyallup, Washington," WHNT reports. "That school apparently has the same mascot, too."

Authorities said Rogers School in Lauderdale County will remain closed all of Friday, WHNT reported.