IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. -- Deputies are investigating after a social media post indicated a threat to North Iredell High School Thursday.

According to Iredell Statesville Schools, North Iredell High School Principal Mrs. Hays was notified of a posting on social media Wednesday evening that threatened the school

Hays immediately contacted the Sheriff's Department, superintendent as well as advised parents, staff and students via social media.

Deputies were dispatched to the home of the student who posted the threatening message. The student was reportedly not in school Thursday.

Iredell Statesville School officials say the early results of the investigation indicate that the post was a hoax. They say threats of this kind are taken very seriously by the District and law enforcement, therefore extra deputies have been places on campus throughout Thursday's school day.