Law enforcement responding to ‘unfounded’ threats to schools across North Alabama
Alexander City School placed our high school, middle school and alternative school on lockdown this morning.
Local police department received a phone call claiming that there was a threat at Benjamin Russell High School.
Local law enforcement immediately searched and secured the high school. Several other schools throughout the state have received similar threats today.
ACPD has issued an “All Clear” – no threat was deemed present. Police will remain on campus for the duration of the school day.
Today, a False Shooting Call was phoned into schools in our area, as well as other areas in North Alabama.
School Resource Officers have been notified as well as school administrators across all Morgan County Schools.
While proven false, each incident is quickly responded to by Law Enforcement and Administrators.
At West Morgan, SROs were in the building and quickly determined it was false. The school was placed in a secure perimeter while Trinity Police Department responded and checked the campus.
Again, the report was false and originated from an Ohio area code.
Excellent work by Morgan County 911, West Morgan SROs, Trinity Police Department and school administrators. While false, all involved responded appropriately to address the alleged threat.
All schools continue to operate as normal at this time.