A Facebook user, who listed themselves as being from Marengo, made a post Wednesday afternoon apparently threatening Zion Lutheran Church in Marengo. | Screengrab

A school and church in Marengo were placed on a brief lockdown Wednesday after a man reportedly referenced burning down the building on social media.

The Marengo Police Department said they received information around 1 p.m. regarding a school threat.

Zion Lutheran School, located at 408 Jackson Street in Marengo, was placed on a soft lockdown “out of an abundance of caution.”

Police responded to a residence as part of the investigation.

Officers were also present at Zion Lutheran School during the lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted a short time later after the police department “learned more information.”

“This is an ongoing investigation. Our police department is committed to the safety and security of our community and schools,” the department said in a statement.

The lockdown was reportedly prompted by a Facebook post from a man who lists himself as being from Marengo.

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The post, which was published around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, references Zion Lutheran Church.

“This ‘church’ will burn to the ground,” the man said in the post, adding “their ‘God’ is Satan.”

“They teach it in their school, preach it upon their congregation, and use dark magic to control free will. This is the first of many,” the post said.

The Facebook posting included a screenshot of Zion Lutheran Church’s upcoming Sunday services.

Police did not say whether they arrested the user who made the social media post.