A bomb threat on a social media post led to the delayed school opening for Philadelphia Public Schools this morning. Local, State and Federal authorities have been working to identify the person responsible for the threat, and school buildings were being swept.
Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark said, “We are taking precautionary measures to make sure all the campuses were safe and working with all levels of law enforcement to make sure schools are getting needed attention. I was notified by Homeland Security and we are working with them to assess the situation and follow any lead.”
A statement from the Philadelphia Police Department said they are currently working with The Philadelphia School District, local and state law enforcement agencies to address a bomb threat made against the school. Law enforcement is currently on campus and will remain on campus to ensure students and faculty are safe and eliminate any possible threats. We are utilizing all possible resources to identify the source of the threat and effect an arrest. The case is still currently under investigation and will release more info as we get it. If anybody has any information that may help lead to the arrest of those responsible please call Philadelphia Police Department at 601-656-2131.