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Authorities investigating threats directed at Lawrence County school

Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating threatening social media posts directed at a school in Lawrence County, according to authorities. Several parents kept students home today.

David Stanley, Monticello police chief, said the threats were made against the high school.

“The (Lawrence County) Sheriff’s Office is aware of the posts that have been made on Instagram and Facebook over the past 48 hours. The origin of the posts is currently under investigation by our office,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook. “The post and related information has been submitted to the State of Mississippi Fusion Center which has forwarded it to the FBI. When the perpetrators are identified they will face many charges both locally and on the federal level. The Sheriff’s Office along with the Monticello Police Department, Lawrence County School District, MDOC, ABC and Wildlife and Fisheries are working in conjunction to protect the students and faculty in all of our schools until this situation is resolved. If you have any information please contact us.”

“The LCSD Administration is aware of the posts that have been made on Instagram and Facebook. Every safety protocol and procedure is being followed to assure the safety of our students, faculties, and staffs,” the school district stated. “Thank you to the LCSO, the Monticello Police Department, and other law agencies for your tireless efforts to keep the LCSD safe. If you have any information regarding this matter please contact the LCSO.”