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Law enforcement, Starkville Schools investigate social media threat

Source: Starkville Daily News

“We are aware of a social media threat yesterday involving a Starkville High School student," the school district stated.

Posted: Oct 29, 2019 11:56 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2019 2:04 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A student has been removed from Starkville High School as school officials and law enforcement investigate a social media threat.

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District released the following statement on Tuesday.

“We are aware of a social media threat yesterday involving a Starkville High School student. We are working with local law enforcement to further investigate. Our school security team responded swiftly to the threat, and the suspected student has been removed from the school environment.

The safety of our students and staff is always our first priority and we have taken necessary precautions.

All threats to school safety and security are taken seriously and those involved will be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.”

It’s unclear which law enforcement agencies are involved in the investigation.

However, WTVA reached out to the Starkville Police Department for further information. 

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