CALEDONIA, Miss. (WTVA) - Many parents were critical of the Lowndes County School District because they learned about a school threat at Caledonia School through TV news.
Administrators at Caledonia School reported an alleged threat late Monday morning.
However, information about the incident was released on Tuesday by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.
On Wednesday, school superintendent, Lynn Wright, said the school district did what it had to do to ensure the students’ safety.
He said school administrators immediately acted when the threat was reported on Monday.
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A school resource officer searched the student and did not find a weapon.
Wright said the alleged “hit list” did not exist.
He said this is all part of a standard school district procedure for handling a threat.
“But we did not send it out across the wires and everything in a situation like that because of panic and mass hysteria,” Wright said. “It was dealt with in a timely manner.”
The superintendent praised the school’s administrators and the resource officer for their handling of the situation.
Wright said he understands parents’ concerns and the school district is doing all they can to ensure the students’ safety.