Lafayette County School District to take extra precautions after school threat

WATCH: Lafayette County School District to take extra precautions after school threat

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. — The Lafayette County School District is on high alert after someone found a threatening note written on a bathroom stall.

FOX13’s Dominique Dillon shares how the school district will protect students.

“Oh, my god, ain’t no telling what going through my mind,” said Faristeen Lipsey, who was dropping off her nephew. “I’m saying what is it now. There’s so much going on.”

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Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies and Oxford Police surround Lafayette County Schools after an anonymous threat was written in a bathroom stall.

“Who would do such a thing,” Lipsey said. “I hope they catch him because these kids need to be in school getting their education.”

Lipsey said she was late dropping her nephew off because she was concerned for his safety.

“I told him baby we going to school,” she said. “It’s all in god’s hands.”

The school district did not share the details of the anonymous threat, but it was discovered and reported yesterday.

“I hope it’s not a serious threat because my grandson goes to school here of course,” said Patricia Treloar.

We’re told the threat was for Thursday.

There will be increased security for the next couple of days as a precautionary measure.

“It’s very important they take it seriously because children’s lives could be in danger, but I really think the school will handle it,” Treloar said.

The sheriff’s department is investigating this incident to find out who is behind the threat.