Parents checked their kids out early at SSHS following 'indirect threat on social media'

SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) – Some parents checked their kids out of school early following rumors of threats on social media in Smiths Station.

The superintendent of Lee County Schools Dr. Matt McCoy is responding following the 'indirect threat on social media.'

Dr. McCoy says Smiths Station High School and the junior high school did receive this threat and the school system is working closely with Lee County Sheriff's Office to chase down the rumor.

The social media post was made Thursday night and Dr. McCoy says it ended up being a bad joke.

"Anyone with any medical sickness can go in there and everybody's kid is at risk - in any public school and any private school," Crystal Jenkins said, a parent picking up her daughter from the high school.

The superintendent applauded the students who spoke out about the threat and he was fine with parents checking out their kids on Friday.

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