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Police are looking into a possible threat made against Long Beach High

Long Beach High School
Long Beach High School Sun Herald file

The Long Beach School District released a statement to the Sun Herald from superintendent Jay Smith on Friday afternoon regarding a possible threat made at the school.

“As of 2:45 p.m. today, the Long Beach School District and the Long Beach Police Department are working together to determine the validity of a possible threat of violence at Long Beach High School. The school district and the police department will keep our students, parents and community abreast of any concerns related to this investigation.

“At this point, there is no evidence of any viable threat.”

No other information was provided by the school district.

Tensions are high in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed.

Several school and law enforcement officials told the Sun Herald automated call systems are in place should their school go on lockdown due to an incident.

Gautier High released a statement late Thursday saying a threat had allegedly been made against students earlier in the day.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, both Senatobia High School and Northwest Mississippi Community College were placed on lockdown Friday due to a shooting threat.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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