UPDATE: Suspect in custody in New Albany school threat

Education officials have revealed a threat was made against New Albany Middle School for Friday morning.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 6:16 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2018 12:55 PM

UPDATE Thursday, April 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

A suspect has been taken into custody regarding the threat according to New Albany Superintendent Lance Evans and New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson.

Chief Robertson says with the help of the FBI, Homeland Security, MBI and local law enforcement, police have a suspect in custody and have no reason to believe that anyone else is involved.   

There will be an increased presence of law enforcement throughout the school district during on Friday.

The investigation continues. 


NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Education officials say a threat was made against New Albany Middle School for Friday morning.

The school district revealed that Thursday on a social media post, saying the threat came in at 3:15 p.m.

The district adds it is cooperating with law enforcement and will continue to do so throughout the evening.

Classes are still scheduled to be held on Friday. 

However, the district says it will announce on Twitter and by phone if any changes are made.

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