BREAKING: Houston Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating possible threat to Houston Co. High School

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UPDATE:

According to Superintendent Sewell, the HCSO has finished its investigation into the threat. Sewell told WDHN authorities determined the threat was not creditable.

School will be open tomorrow and extra security will be on the campus.

UPDATE:

WDHN has received reports that a gun threat was made via social media Monday.

A source told WDHN the threat reportedly said something similar to “if students want to remain safe, they need to stay at home tomorrow (Tuesday)”.

The threat is reportedly being spread via social media. WDHN is working to obtain a copy of the threat.

WDHN’s source also said this is not the first time Houston County Schools have received threats. The source went on to say several students have been arrested for making threats, but parents are not being properly notified.

Any instances of students being arrested has not been confirmed by school officials.

Earlier, Houston County Schools Superintendent David Sewell told News 18 the Houston County Sheriff’s Office had made contact with the student who reportedly made the threat and is currently investigating.

Sewell also told WDHN he or another school official would release more information as it becomes available.

WDHN will continue following this story.

Original Story:

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible threat made about Houston County High School.

According to Houston County Superintendent David Sewell, the potential threat was made by a male student about school Tuesday.

School officials were notified of the threat around six p.m. Monday evening.

The Sheriff’s Office has found the student and is currently working to find out more.

This is a developing story; WDHN will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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