UPDATE: JDC lockdown lifted

Published 10:30 am Tuesday, February 15, 2022

UPDATE: The lockdown on all schools in the Jefferson Davis County School District has now been lifted.

All three schools in the Jefferson Davis County School District are on lockdown once again Tuesday morning. after a social media threat under an anonymous account stating “shooting at JDC elementary.”

“Due to a social media threat, all JDCSD campuses are on lockdown. No student will be received or checked out while the lockdown is in place. We will notify you once the lockdown has been lifted,” a Facebook post on the Jefferson Davis County School District page said at 8:44 a.m. No other information has been obtained at this time.

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The latest lockdown comes just six days after a threat was made on social media under the account name unkno_wn13658 on Feb. 9. “Y’all better not send yall kids I’m doing a school shoot out at jdc elementary” was posted on Facebook that morning.

A similar threat was received in early December 2021. A social media post on Instagram was seen by a patron in the school district and reported to authorities. The post, under the username unmknown._, stated “Doing a shootout at JDC Elementary School.”

“We take each and every one of these threats very seriously,” said Jefferson Davis County Sheriff Ron Strickland. “The safety of our children is our top priority.”

If you have any information regarding this matter, please contact the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department at 601-792-5169.