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2 Troup Co. schools on 'soft lockdown' following alleged social media threat

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LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) -  Two Troup County schools were on a "soft lockdown" while they investigate a perceived social media threat made on Wednesday.

The lockdown was confirmed by the Troup County Schools' superintendent's office.  

A "soft lockdown" is defined as no one being allowed in or out of the schools, but classes are changing normally with teachers monitoring the doors. 

The superintendent's office did not specify the nature of the threat. A school resource officer confirmed that there is an active investigation on the threat by the LaGrange Police Department. 

Rumors have run rampant in the LaGrange community about clown sightings in the last several days. Police confirmed on Tuesday that there have been no confirmed sightings of clowns or any reported attempts of clowns trying to lure and or abduct children at wooded areas or near. 

The "soft lockdown" was lifted once school was released. 

[RELATED: UPDATE: LaGrange PD says there is no proof to clown sightings in area]

This is a developing story; check back for more updates. 

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