A local school superintendent is urging parents to have serious conversations with their children after the latest hoax threat in his school district.

Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools Superintendent Tom Bratten sent out a district-wide phone message Wednesday informing parents that a Kimpton Middle School student had made a threat using social media.

School administrators and law enforcement officials investigated and determined the threat was not credible, Bratten said, adding that “the situation has been dealt with accordingly.”

He said disciplinary and legal action will be taken.

A similar threat last week in the district was among a surge of scares reported across Northeast Ohio and around the country following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Bratten said parents must help children understand that there are harsh consequences for toying with the school community’s sense of safety and security.

“These situations must stop. Parents, I am asking you to please talk to your children about the severity of making these types of comments on social media or any other setting. We take any type of threat seriously, and will bring legal action against anyone who makes a threat against our schools, or our students and staff.”

But he added that those who become aware of threats should not be afraid to speak up.

“Please, talk to your child, and if they do hear or see a threat, remind them to say something immediately.”