STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Alleged threat to 'SHS' proves to be hoax

MGN Online

A social media post once again causes some parents to worry in Lee County.

Posted: Feb 21, 2018 9:17 PM
Updated: Feb 21, 2018 10:10 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A social media post once again causes some parents to worry in Lee County.


The Lee County Sheriff's Department was alerted of a Facebook post that said, "I will bring a gun to school tomorrow," and "Yes, SHS is the school I want."

The post led some people to believe this was in reference to a high school in North Mississippi.

However, Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said they investigated the post and found out that the post was originally made in regards to Springfield High School in Ohio.

Police in Springfield said they are actively investigating the post and believe that the post was a hoax.

The Springfield Police Division in Ohio posted this to their Facebook page in response to the possible threat.

"In response to the recent threat toward Springfield High School that has been circulating: The Springfield Police Division takes all threats against our community seriously. We are actively investigating this incident and are keeping school and public officials advised. There is evidence that the original Facebook post that started this incident was hoaxed, but the Police and School officials will take appropriate security measures and there will be a police presence at the High School tomorrow. We are also working with Facebook officials to track down the origins of the first post. Should we locate the source, that person(s) will be arrested, charged, and prosecuted. - Chief Graf"

Here is a look at the threat circulating social media.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307094

Reported Deaths: 7086
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20729248
Hinds19851407
Harrison17465302
Rankin13297275
Jackson13090243
Madison9876210
Lee9849169
Jones8288160
Forrest7511146
Lauderdale7170237
Lowndes6256144
Lamar609684
Lafayette6020117
Washington5278132
Bolivar4768129
Oktibbeha455097
Panola4430103
Pearl River4414139
Warren4277118
Marshall4262100
Pontotoc416372
Monroe4055131
Union403275
Neshoba3979176
Lincoln3870107
Hancock371584
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329289
Tate322181
Pike3170104
Scott310172
Yazoo304168
Alcorn297464
Itawamba296576
Copiah292463
Coahoma289277
Simpson287384
Tippah284568
Prentiss275259
Marion265479
Wayne261341
Leake260973
Covington254380
Grenada254382
Adams245882
Newton244659
George237646
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213273
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186371
Clay182354
Stone178631
Clarke176475
Tallahatchie175140
Calhoun163130
Smith158534
Yalobusha158536
Walthall130443
Greene129333
Lawrence126123
Noxubee125833
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120726
Amite119940
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105332
Tunica102425
Claiborne101230
Benton97225
Kemper95026
Humphreys94332
Franklin81523
Quitman78516
Choctaw72816
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64427
Sharkey49517
Issaquena1686
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 518234

Reported Deaths: 10686
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson752631485
Mobile37687797
Madison33784490
Tuscaloosa25231442
Montgomery23928563
Shelby23088237
Baldwin20600300
Lee15491165
Calhoun14270311
Morgan14135268
Etowah13657344
Marshall11941219
Houston10373277
Elmore9979200
Limestone9797146
Cullman9458188
St. Clair9419234
Lauderdale9196227
DeKalb8733181
Talladega8035168
Walker7083275
Jackson6751110
Autauga6710103
Blount6475134
Colbert6199129
Coffee5394112
Dale4764110
Russell426837
Franklin419782
Chilton4076109
Covington4054113
Tallapoosa3895147
Escambia387374
Dallas3523149
Chambers3496122
Clarke346160
Marion3064100
Pike305375
Lawrence295095
Winston272271
Bibb256158
Marengo248560
Geneva245875
Pickens232958
Barbour224555
Hale218775
Butler211866
Fayette208860
Henry187744
Cherokee181843
Randolph176341
Monroe171140
Washington163838
Macon154548
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124326
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter103032
Coosa98827
Greene90834
Choctaw58624
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Mostly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 65°
Columbus
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 66°
Oxford
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 61°
Starkville
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 61°
A few bands of storms will be making their way through the area through the early morning hours. Some of these storms will bring gusty winds, lots of lightning, and potentially some hail. Luckily, this moves out by mid-morning and we eventually could see some clearing during the afternoon with highs in the mid 70s.
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather