Search finds no one living in elementary school's attic

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A rumor about homeless people living in the attic of South Hancock Elementary School in Lakeshore is not true. That's according to Don Bass, Deputy Chief of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.

Bass said he believes the concern started on Facebook and escalated from there. The department first received a call about it on October 4, and checked it out right away.

Despite deputies finding nothing, the rumors continued to grow. Bass said they've been through the school with search dogs several times and found no indication of anyone or anything living in the school.

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