Lowndes County, Columbus respond to possible school threat

Another North Mississippi school will see increased law enforcement presence Monday morning as student's return for classes.

Posted: Feb. 25, 2018 8:57 PM
Updated: Feb. 26, 2018 9:22 AM

NEW HOPE, Miss. (WTVA) - Another North Mississippi school will see increased law enforcement presence Monday morning as student's return for classes.

Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says they were made aware of a social media post targeting New Hope School.

He says his office has been overrun with calls about the post this evening.

Arledge says deputies will be at all New Hope schools Monday.

He says federal authorities have been notified and the post is under investigation.

Also, Columbus police released a statement Monday saying Columbus police will add additional police resources to local schools on Monday.

The increased presence includes walk-thru of the campuses by officers and assistance to school resource officers and other security measures in place at these schools. Additional Columbus police officers have been staffed for the patrols.

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