UPDATE: Police sweep Columbus High School after anonymous phone call

Second voicemail to parents indicates that anonymous phone call “appears to be a hoax”

UPDATE: Police sweep Columbus High School after anonymous phone call
Heavy police presence at Columbus High School due to alleged soft lockdown (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Police are currently on the scene of a soft lockdown at Columbus High School.

Multiple police units are on the scene. The school is under a soft lockdown due to an anonymous phone call. In a follow-up automated voicemail to parents, it’s indicated that the anonymous phone call “appears to be a hoax.” Nonetheless, the message continues, they are taking a “proactive approach” to ensure the safety of students and staff.

According to Columbus High School, police are sweeping the building. The school also says the staff and kids are safe.

Stay with News Leader 9 as this is a developing story.

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