IRONDALE, Ala. (AP) – Another Alabama school was on lockdown after a social media post warned of clowns showing up to the campus.
AL.com reports that Shades Valley High School in Irondale, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of Birmingham, was locked down Monday after a student alerted authorities to Facebook posts hinting that clowns might show up to the school.READ MORE: Man Killed, Woman Wounded In Shooting In Parking Lot Of Ohio Movie Theater
Irondale police Officer James Lewis, a school resource officer, says “there was no threat.”
Lewis says authorities spoke with the student who reported the Facebook posts, which have since been removed.READ MORE: West Virginia State Officials Suspend Services At County Health Agency
Lewis says the soft lockdown is a precaution only, and there is no disruption to classes.
Similar incidents have been reported throughout Alabama and across the southeast.MORE NEWS: UPMC Reports Financial Growth In 2020, Operating Revenues Increased To $23 Billion
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