Oxford HS lockdown lifted after police investigate threat

Oxford HS lockdown lifted after police investigate threat

OXFORD, AL (WBRC) - Oxford High School was briefly on lockdown on Friday morning while police investigated a handwritten threat left on the bathroom floor.

The note said "there would be a shooting today," according to Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge.

Oxford police were notified just before 10 a.m. and the school was placed on lockdown as standard procedure.

Additional police officers and K-9 units were sent to the school to help the school resource officer search the school.

They cleared the school and the lockdown was lifted.

"The notes have been taken by our forensics unit for examination. Your children are safe, and as a precautionary measure we will have additional police personnel on scene for the rest of the day," Chief Partridge said in a Facebook post about the incident.

He said the police department takes these types of situations seriously and their number one commitment is the children's safety.

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