Threat to Monroe County school determined to be invalid

Monroe County School District Superintendent Scott Cantrell released the following statement.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2019 2:55 PM
Updated: Feb. 21, 2019 2:57 PM

HAMILTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A threat to a Monroe County school was determined to be invalid.

Monroe County School District Superintendent Scott Cantrell released the following statement at 2:45 on Thursday.

"The Hamilton School administration, faculty, staff, students and parents are to be commended with their response to the precautionary lockdown today. A phone call to the school led administrators to believe there could be a possible intruder with intentions of entering the campus, and lockdown procedures were immediately put in place. However, at no time was there any person on campus who had been accused of making said comments.

Monroe County Sheriff's Dept. officials were on the spot quickly to establish a perimeter around the school while an investigation occurred around the perceived threat. Thankfully, the threat to the school was determined to be invalid, and the school returned to its regularly scheduled school day.

As unfortunate as any potential situation such as this is, it's great to see all involved respond appropriately as they did."

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