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Social media threat puts 2 Troup County schools on ‘limited lockdown’

Two schools in Troup County were placed on “limited lockdown” Wednesday because of an undisclosed threat on social media, a system official said.
Two schools in Troup County were placed on “limited lockdown” Wednesday because of an undisclosed threat on social media, a system official said.

A threat on social media resulted in two Troup County schools being put on “limited lockdown” on Wednesday.

Arlene Fowler, assistant to the superintendent of the Troup County School System, told the Ledger-Enquirer she didn’t have any details about the threat, but she said a Callaway Middle School student reported the threat to the school’s resource officer “first thing in the morning.” The school and, as a precaution, the adjacent Callaway Elementary School went on limited lockdown through the end of the school day, she said.

Limited lockdown means the front doors are locked and a staff member is placed at the entrance to permit visitors, Fowler said, but everyone inside the building can move around freely. The other exterior doors always are locked, she said.

“School went on as usual,” she said.

The case was turned over to police for investigation, Fowler said. An officer with the LaGrange Police Department referred the Ledger-Enquirer to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, but nobody was available to comment on the case.

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