Jackson High School lockdown lifted, but students sent home for the day

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UPDATE: (11:24 a.m.) — The lockdown at Jackson High School has been lifted, the school district announced on Facebook.

Jackson Public Schools superintendent Jeff Beal said they have been working with the Jackson Police Department to determine the validity of the threat made over Snap Chat.

JPS says they now know that this was a national threat to many high schools throughout the country.

In addition, police have found out that the threat originally came from Jupiter, Florida for Jonesboro High School and an arrest was made last night.

Despite the lockdown being lifted, JHS students are still being sent home for the day.

“Due to the major disruption in learning and emotions from this threat, we will be releasing JHS and JPHS students home at 11:04am.”  

“Please take time to talk to your students about this incident and the magnitude of fear and disruption that social media posts can cause. We are appreciate of all students, staff and community members who shared this information with us immediately.”

“We encourage everyone that when they see something say something.”

“I am confident that there is zero threat to JPS at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” Beal said.

JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) — Jackson High School is under lockdown after they received a threat through social media, assistant superintendent Kriss Gianetti said.

The Jackson Police Department is onsite and doing an investigation, Giannetti said.

The high school is currently in “secure mode,” which means no one can leave or enter the building.

The school district asks no one to enter or approach the building.

“Our students and staff safety is of utmost concern,” Giannetti said.

6 News will continue to update you as we learn more information.

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