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Deputies to be more visible at school in Mooreville following threat

Mooreville School

The Lee County Sheriff's Department says deputies will be more visible than usual at the school in Mooreville after someone used social media to threaten violence there.

Posted: Feb 24, 2018 10:41 AM
Updated: Feb 24, 2018 10:43 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Lee County Sheriff's Department says deputies will be more visible at the school in Mooreville after someone threatened violence there.

School resource officers, deputies and investigators were on campus Friday after the threat was posted on Instagram, but the department says no physical evidence was found to indicate the threat was legitimate.  The FBI was told about the threat and provided help with the investigation.

The school was placed on a soft lockdown while law enforcement looked into the threat.

A Saturday Facebook post by the sheriff's department says the increased presence by deputies is a precautionary and proactive measure.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff's department.

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