UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. the school is no longer on lockdown.
According to Major Jeff Hein of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the soft lockdown is a precaution after a student saw an Instagram post that mentioned a vague threat at a “liberty campus.”
Liberty County’s Emergency Management Agency issued an alert, saying the threat did not specify the high school. It noted there are several liberty campuses, including ones in Florida and Texas.
The statement read. “Even though, we do not feel that the threat was eminent, we followed all safety protocol and procedures and involved law enforcement as a precautionary measure. The safety of our students and staff will continue to be the utmost importance and we are looking forward to a remainder of a productive day at Liberty County High School.”
Hein said the school is still conducting routine class schedules. He said the LCSO is onsite, but everything appears to be OK.
He said classes will remain in session and parents should follow their normal pickup routines at the end of the school day.