A British school is facing a terrorist threat after a message was posted online promising to massacre non-Muslim pupils in the name of Allah.
The chilling post, which targeted McAuley Catholic High School, Doncaster, appeared on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
The message read: “We have our sights set on you, and by Allah we will kill every single infidel student at this school #McAuleySchoolMassacre”.
Counter terrorism authorities are now investigating the terrifying threat.
Parents have been informed and pupils at the school have been urged not to respond to the message.
The school, which will remain open, has released a statement which read: “The matter that has been reported is currently being investigated by the police.
“At this time pupils and parents are advised to not reply to any unsolicited emails or social media and to report anything of concern to the school/police.”
Police have been drafted in to patrol the school and a specialist officer will be present to give advice to parents, teachers and pupils.
Horrified parent Shanie Varley took her 15-year-old daughter out of school because of the threat.
She said: “The post had been seen and then sent on through Snapchat and then Facebook so all the kids knew but the parents weren’t told.
“As soon as I got off the phone with her I contacted the school, who said that police were there and that it was ‘nothing to worry about’.
“But she’s my daughter and I didn’t feel safe so I got her dad to pick her up and bring her to work with me where she’s been doing revision.”
A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that police have received a report regarding potentially unauthorised and malicious posts made on a social media account.
“This information has now been passed to the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.”