UPDATE 02/27/18 - Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright says attendance at New Hope School has returned to normal Tuesday.
This comes after approximately 50 percent of the school's students didn't come to school Monday following a reported threat.
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NEW HOPE, Miss. (WTVA) - School attendance was extremely low in one local school district following a reported threat.
Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright says about 50 percent of New Hope students didn't show up to class today. In total, Wright estimates about 1,200 students didn't show up Monday throughout the elementary, middle and high schools.
He said attendance at Caledonia and West Lowndes was close to normal.
However, he expects attendance to be back to normal Tuesday.
On Sunday, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department was made aware of a social media post targeting New Hope School.
There were extra law enforcement officers on New Hope's campus Monday. Wright says nothing credible was found and students were questioned.
Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and FBI are assisting with the investigation. Severel persons-of-interest were questioned, but no arrests have been made.
Increased security in all Lowndes County schools will continue.