November 10, 2022

Two Detained After Making Social Media Threats Towards Lawrence Co. High School

Morgan Howard

Photo by Megan Lee on Unsplash

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff, shortly after 10:00 p.m. the sheriff’s department began receiving calls referencing an active shooter that posted on social media and directed the threats at Lawrence County High School.

Sheriff Everett said that they, along with the Lawrence County School District Police Department immediately began investigating.

Shortly after midnight, one juvenile was detained.

Later in the day on Wednesday, a second juvenile was detained.

Sheriff Everett posted on Facebook saying,

“We are currently working with the LCSD PD to finish this investigation and ensure that our children are kept safe while they are receiving an education. A safety plan has been put in place today for the school. I would like to give a special “THANK YOU” to each and every person that has done their duty as a parent and concerned, caring citizen and reached out to us with this information. Parents, please be vigilant and monitor your child(ren)’s social media accounts and help us, help you and the schools in a proactive approach in keeping our schools safe. Again, thank you all and God Bless You and your families!!!!”

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