CANTON — A student has been suspended for posting threats on social media against six classmates at the McKinley Downtown Campus.

A police report filed by a parent Monday night said there's "a hit list going through social media containing several students' names and her son is included."

The report said "the threat also states the suspect intends to carry out a school shooting at [the] McKinley High School Timken campus."

In a statement late Tuesday morning, Canton City Schools said that after midnight, Canton police contacted the school district's safety and security team "after receiving a report about a social media post by a student which made threats to approximately six classmates attending the McKinley Downtown Campus."

The school security team identified the student owner of the social media page and detained the student, the statement said. The student did not have a weapon.

Canton police interviewed the student and an additional student who admitted to also contributing to the social media post, the school district said.

"Both students have been suspended from school," the statement said. "The district has learned that the students will not be criminally prosecuted."

School security staff and the Police Department's detective bureau were involved in the investigation, and extra patrols were conducted in the area of the downtown campus on Tuesday morning, said Lt. Dennis Garren, the Police Department's public information officer.

Officers also were at the downtown campus prior to students arriving for classes, he said.

The school district said it "takes all social media threats seriously and will continue to do so," while adding that students should be reminded to immediately report any potential threats they see or hear.