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concerned parent

Booneville, MS

#1 Feb 4, 2013
Has anyone heard what is going on with schools being on lock-down and shootings happening at city and county schools? Can't get straight answers from any officials.
Another concerned parent

Brandon, MS

#2 Feb 4, 2013
I live in union county and iurs are in lockdown too!! I pray this is just a rumor
ayoungmotherof2

United States

#3 Feb 4, 2013
Idk wat going on but I went to get my son because ppl r crazy and regardless if its a rumor whoever started it should be ashamed because I missed work to get my son and his school was on lockdown went I got there and yes there r police at all the schools but my baby is 4 and I wasn't trying any chances
concerned

Marmaduke, AR

#4 Feb 4, 2013
one of the bus drivers said there was a bombthreat.
parent

Luling, TX

#5 Feb 4, 2013
No there was a threat ofa shooting at Boonville schools, it was a topic that was actually posted here on topix. They took precautions at all schools in Union, Lee, and Tippah county. There was no bomb threat
In Booneville

Booneville, MS

#6 Feb 4, 2013
WTVA just said there was no bomb threats or anything as such. They had someone from the school district on and interviewed. He stated that the rumors spread like wildfire.(Imagine that)
Schools weren't in lockdown but police were there all day. There was a police car there when I picked my daughter up at 3. She said the Mrs Smith instructed the class where to go if someone came in the room and what to do. I have faith in the staff at the school. They have all been trained in what to do in case of emergency. Problem is, parents (and I am one) think they know more than the ones that are involved at the schools. If parents knew more and we were all "Rambo" they would ask us to be there. I've learned that the ones that are there are well qualified to handle things (most all of them) and we should let them do their jobs. It's a serious threat for sure! But what can we do? Just my opinion.(We all have one)
Concerned mother of 3

United States

#7 Feb 4, 2013
Has the person been caught? Has one heard anything new?
In Booneville

Booneville, MS

#8 Feb 4, 2013
I was told that they know who posted on this page and are looking for them. It was a hoax but these days you have to take them serious.
knw

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Feb 4, 2013
Some of the schools were put on lockdown today. One of my cuzns went to pickup her kids and they wouldn't let her in and wouldn't let them out. This is a serious situation and our kids need to be protected.
In Booneville

Booneville, MS

#10 Feb 4, 2013
I couldn't agree with you more. Very serious!!!
My daughter goes to the high school and parents could get the children out with no problems. Both in the HS and MS. But these days, we'd be fools not to take these kind if threats serious!
parent

Luling, TX

#11 Feb 4, 2013
My sons school and the other two in this city were on lockdown. It took me forever to check my soon out so I could bring him home cause of all the steps they were taking before letting kids leave
In Booneville

Booneville, MS

#12 Feb 4, 2013
Irregardless, Thank God nothing happened.
Hopefully they'll find the individual(s) responsible and the kids can get back to what's important.
Momof2

United States

#13 Feb 4, 2013
In Booneville wrote:
Irregardless, Thank God nothing happened.
Hopefully they'll find the individual(s) responsible and the kids can get back to what's important.
I heard that the guy was found an is in FBI custody. Not sure of who he is but maybe everything is ok now.
In Booneville

Booneville, MS

#14 Feb 4, 2013
Good. Ill feel better about my daughter going to school tomorrow.
Thanks for the update
student

Tucker, GA

#15 Feb 4, 2013
I go to new site n I was told a dude put on fb that he has demons n him and that he gonna shot up all prentiss county schools! I even heard that he lived down road from new site! Hills chapel n new site was under lock down! Only way u could leave is if ur parent comes gets u or the principal talks to ur parents! It was horrible n scary to know that u are n school which is suppose to be the safest place n ur not safe! Just pray they got the dude that done this so we can continue our daily life feeling safe at school
a concerned parent

Dennis, MS

#16 Feb 4, 2013
In Booneville wrote:
WTVA just said there was no bomb threats or anything as such. They had someone from the school district on and interviewed. He stated that the rumors spread like wildfire.(Imagine that)
Schools weren't in lockdown but police were there all day. There was a police car there when I picked my daughter up at 3. She said the Mrs Smith instructed the class where to go if someone came in the room and what to do. I have faith in the staff at the school. They have all been trained in what to do in case of emergency. Problem is, parents (and I am one) think they know more than the ones that are involved at the schools. If parents knew more and we were all "Rambo" they would ask us to be there. I've learned that the ones that are there are well qualified to handle things (most all of them) and we should let them do their jobs. It's a serious threat for sure! But what can we do? Just my opinion.(We all have one)
i agree wasnt nothing bout it on news has he been caught are our kids safe yet i saw on new were they close other school due to a paper towel fire but what bout prentiss schools i think our school district need take this very serious we are all concerned n i ask why wasnt school closed they replied we dont do that till its confirmed threat i say after sandyhook we need to do everthing we can to protect our children n school please all inform us on this is there school go to wtva ask them on fbook i guess we need to know im thinking on homeschooling if need be we need law enforcment at all school till this mans caught ty a alot of concerned parent nand any kind of threat is seriou school shoula been closed and on lockdown i as a parent dont want the call that sandy hook got its sad but they said i have faith in school officials as well but they said till its a confirmed threat schools wouldnt be closed hmm why take a chance it my opinion everyone got one just saying concerned parents but i believe as u and me are parents we have do whats best
a concerned parent

Dennis, MS

#17 Feb 4, 2013
student wrote:
I go to new site n I was told a dude put on fb that he has demons n him and that he gonna shot up all prentiss county schools! I even heard that he lived down road from new site! Hills chapel n new site was under lock down! Only way u could leave is if ur parent comes gets u or the principal talks to ur parents! It was horrible n scary to know that u are n school which is suppose to be the safest place n ur not safe! Just pray they got the dude that done this so we can continue our daily life feeling safe at school
amen u said it hope he caught has anyone heard anything i have a student at new site as well we all parents are very concerned
a concerned parent

Dennis, MS

#18 Feb 4, 2013
has he been arested wtva hasnt confirmed it no one will say doesnt everone agrre that the schools should be closed atleast till we know hes caught we as parents n all i wish the superintendent would let everone know has he been caught is it safe to send our kids to school i contacted wtva an ask them to cover story at five am hopefully they will and praying he in jail hopefully surely someone knows something has anyone heard anything or got anyone ya could call n find out praying for the whole counties that the children n faculity are safe god bless amen wether its a hoax r not it need be tooken very serious n hopefully law enforcment will be at all schools tommorow my kids will be at home un till we know
John

Booneville, MS

#19 Feb 5, 2013
a concerned parent wrote:
has he been arested wtva hasnt confirmed it no one will say doesnt everone agrre that the schools should be closed atleast till we know hes caught we as parents n all i wish the superintendent would let everone know has he been caught is it safe to send our kids to school i contacted wtva an ask them to cover story at five am hopefully they will and praying he in jail hopefully surely someone knows something has anyone heard anything or got anyone ya could call n find out praying for the whole counties that the children n faculity are safe god bless amen wether its a hoax r not it need be tooken very serious n hopefully law enforcment will be at all schools tommorow my kids will be at home un till we know
No one's been arrested because no one has done anything wrong. The original post on Topix was someone asking if anyone had heard about a school shooting at Booneville, NOT that someone was going to commit one. That's a big difference. Again, anyone can post anything they want on this and other sites, but nothing is ever vetted. How do you know if it's accurate? You don't, and people get scared, jumping to conclusions and thinking (in this case) that someone was arrested.

There is no follow-up to this story because there IS NO STORY. Blame the paranoia of north Mississippi residents on what happened today, not some person who allegedly committed a crime when one doesn't exist.
knw

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Feb 5, 2013
Now how can you say that there is no story? You obviously must not have any kids or not care that much about them one. Cause me as a parent myself, i don't care if ppl say i'm crazy or paranoid but i want my child to be safe and feel safe while at school. And i want to be able to know that while my child is at school that she is safe and not have to wonder if i'm gonna get a call sayin that my child has been harmed in anyway at school from some crazy person running around here in prentiss county. I just want for our kids to feel safe again. And for us parents to feel like they are safe again. And until they get to the bottom of this case, i doubt my child will go back.

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