The Lawrence County School District and local law enforcement responded to a bomb threat that was called into Lawrence County High School around lunchtime on Thursday afternoon. School officials reported that someone called the high school’s office requesting the address of the school and saying they were coming to ‘blow up’ the school.
Lawrence County Assistant Superintendent, Twila Oaks, reported that school officials followed the district’s evacuation procedure as soon as the threat was made. Students were evacuated to the football field until they were able to board buses to shuttle them off campus. Other local area schools were placed on lockdown until the situation was handled.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and MS Highway Patrol responded to the school after the bomb threat was reported. They investigated the area along with bomb sniffing dogs but nothing was found. The investigation into who called in the threat is ongoing.