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Chief Jones issues statement concerning Vicksburg High School threats



VHS shooter
(Photo by Keith Phillips)

Authorities are aware of threatening posts circulating over social media concerning a shooting threat made concerning Vicksburg High School. On Thursday, Vicksburg Police Chief Penny Jones issued a statement concerning the threats.

Chief Jones statement read:

“The Vicksburg Police Department is aware of the social media postings of a potential shooter or threats of shootings at Vicksburg High School. We are working alongside Vicksburg-Warren School District’s school resource officers to determine the source of the postings. Due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to provide additional details at this time. Please know that we will use all available resources to investigate these threats and ensure the safety of students. If you have any information pertaining to the postings, please contact the Vicksburg Police Department immediately.”

On Wednesday, threats made toward the school caused the administration to put the school on soft-lockdown. The school district then assured the public there was no active shooter, the children were safe and additional security was on site.

Chief Jones informed the Vicksburg Daily News on Wednesday that the threats originated from out of state.

The Vicksburg Police Department can be reached at (601) 636-2511.

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