School shooting threat being investigated by SCSO, district says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local school is on extra alert after a threat of a shooting was written on a bathroom stall.

On Monday, Donelson Elementary School officials were made aware of a threat written on a bathroom stall stating that there was going to be a shooting on campus on Nov. 1.

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The school, with the help of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, started looking into the threat. They reviewed camera footage and interviewed students.

It was found by the SCSO that the threat was not legitimate but the investigation is still ongoing.

Students are encouraged to talk to a teacher, administrator or local law enforcement if they have any information, a release said.

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SCSO plans to have multiple patrols on campus until November; in addition to the School Safety Officer.

Furthermore, the school has a counselor and a Social and Transition Specialist if a student that needs to talk to an adult.

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“Once again, I ask you to talk to your children and encourage them to report to administrators, law enforcement or any trusted adult should they have information regarding this incident and any time they are made aware of potential threats or harmful behavior in the future,” DES Principal Miranda Manley said.

“I will continue to keep you updated on this matter if new details become available. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me or my administrative staff if you have additional questions or concerns,” she said.