Online threat prompts added security at Nettleton schools

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A threat circulating on social media has prompted added security today at Nettleton Public Schools.

The threatening post appeared to be shared to Snapchat, based on images sent to NEA Report by a reader. It states that “four men will be shooting up the school,” and that two would be targeting NJHS and two would be at NHS. Several captions were added by the time the message was screenshotted and sent to us, likely by others who were alarmed at the message.

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The school released a statement at 8:21 AM stating that JPD’s Criminal Investigation Division was investigating the threats with help from school resource officers and school administration.

Region 8 News reported that the superintendent, Dr. Lacy Baker, told them no schools were on lockdown as of about 8:25 AM Friday.

Jonesboro Police Department Public Information Officer Sally Smith confirmed the department was investigating the incident.

“We do have increased police presence at Nettleton,” Smith said. “Our detectives our working on the case and seeing if they can try to locate where it originated.”

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