DeSoto County students, staff safe after threat ‘not credible’

(WMC Action News 5)
Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 12:51 PM CDT
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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - Schools across Mississippi are experiencing several calls regarding active shooters on school campuses.

DeSoto County Schools says the alerts are false. The district sent the following statement to the Action News 5 newsroom Friday afternoon to address the issue:

Multiple school districts around Mississippi received hoax threats today.  One of the false reports was made regarding DeSoto Central High School.  The Southaven Police Department took every precaution and placed the school under lockdown.  All students and staff are safe.  There was no credible threat and no one on campus with a weapon.

The DeSoto County County Sheriff’s Department and Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite also say the reports are false.

Deputies are currently on the scene of DeSoto Central High School as a precautionary measure. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Parents needing to pick their children up from DeSoto Central High can go to Fire Station 4 on Getwell and May Boulevard, according to Southaven Police Department.

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