Magee High on lock-down after 'threat' - - Jackson, MS

Magee schools plan added security after 'threat'

Magee schools plan to strengthen security measures following a lock-down that stemmed from a threatening note at the high school Thursday morning. After a school administrator received a "threatening note," the high school was on lock-down for roughly three hours.

According to Magee Police Chief Randy Crawford, Magee schools were placed on lock down around 9:30 a.m. While other Simpson County schools are taking extra safety measures, they were not on lockdown. The high school is located at 501 East Choctaw Street.

Chief Crawford would not comment on what type of threat was made. He did add the lock-down was being performed as a precautionary measure only, and was not being executed as part of an immediate danger to staff or students.

The Simpson County School District Office confirms Magee Elementary, Magee Middle, and Magee High were on lock-down, but only to offer added security following a "threatening note" received at the high school. The three Magee schools will operate under Additional Precautionary Measures Friday.

Dr. Tom M. Duncan, Deputy Superintendent of Simpson County Schools, explains the Magee High School campus will have added security measures Friday. Anyone attempting to enter the building will have to show identification to do so.

Mendenhall schools have increased safety measures as well, but were are not on lock-down, adds the school district office. School officials requested that parents not come to check-out their children from school.

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