GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula High School is the latest South Mississippi campus to deal with a social media threat in the days since last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, FL.
On Monday afternoon, PHS Principal Anthony Hebert sent out a message by phone to parents at 2:00 p.m, saying:
On Monday morning, students and faculty at the Gautier Middle School were told to Shelter in Place, which means everyone stayed in their classrooms for about 45 minutes. The move was in response to a social media threat which was reported by a parent Monday morning.
"Gautier Police Department and the Pascagoula-Gautier School District Law Enforcement Division were at the campus to investigate the threat first thing this morning. We visited every classroom and are working to identify all parties who are the source of the threat," school officials wrote on Facebook.
The district is promising to take action against the individuals who posted the threat
Last week, two 17-year-old boys were arrested in Long Beach for making threats of violence against the high school. Long Beach investigators said there were two separate unrelated threats. Both cases were turned over to the Harrison County Youth Court.