Police are investigating a possible threat to the safety of the students at an Ulster County middle school.

Parents of the Marlboro Central School District woke up to a text message sent at 6AM informing them to check their email for a statement from the superintendent regarding a matter at the middle school.

The letter stated that the administration at the middle school had become aware of a threat that was overheard regarding the safety of other students.

Specifically, there was an allegation that the students had been discussing a list and that these students made threatening comments about students on the list.

The administration immediately conducted an investigation and notified the School Resource Officer.

The investigation resulted in school discipline and police authorities are further reviewing the matter.

Details into the specifics of the threat were not released by the school district, but many concerned parents have voiced their opinions through community Facebook pages.

"The district is confident that the situation has been dealt with appropriately and we are grateful to the students and parent that reported this issue to MMS administration," Superintendent Michael Brooks wrote in the letter. "No threat, however severe or insignificant, can be ignored."