Cheshire Police will step up patrols at the high school after a message was scrawled in a bathroom.
On Monday night, hundreds of people were on high alert over a possible death threat at Cheshire High School.
The scare found written on a bathroom stall was a scribbled message predicting that students would die at the school on Tuesday.
Though school district officials are unsure who is behind the threat, they are taking it seriously and have asked the Cheshire Police Department to provide extra officers during the school day.
"That's not something to goof around about," student Dan Lisath said."I got a glimpse of the phrase."
According to Cheshire High School principal Jeff Solan, the phrase read, "People will die on/in school on October 2nd, according to the Mayans."
District officials said a student wrote the message after a social studies class, where they learned about the Mayan calendar.
Still, the phrase put some parents in a panic.
"I think, wow … is this real?" said Julia Xu.
Solan sent families an e-mail on Monday night to explain the threat and the precautions that the school is taking.
"It's unnerving; we're concerned," Carl Ajello admitted.
He received the warning and talked to his son about it right away.
"He heard his friends weren't coming to school, but also thought some of them were looking for a day off," Ajello added.
Even if it is an attempt for an extra day off, the school will still be on high alert on Tuesday and police plan to make their presence known to make sure everyone was safe.
"I'm concerned about the safety of my daughter," Julia Xu admitted.
Although the concerns were there, the principal said he didn't think the threat of violence was any greater than usual, but calming those fears isn't easy.
"Especially with the school shootings over the years, you want to make sure your kids are safe," said Carl Ajello.