One person arrested after school placed on lockdown

One person arrested after school placed on lockdown

HOXIE, AR (KAIT) - The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person Friday after police responded to a reported threat at the Hoxie School District.

Initially, police say someone saw another student with a possible weapon.

Hoxie Police Chief Glen Smith said that no shots were fired, but they do have three students detained while they are investigating.

According to Hoxie High School Parent Information, the school was placed on lockdown at 10:50 a.m. Friday.

They stressed there was no active shooter.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Hoxie police, Walnut Ridge police, Arkansas State Police, and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

After interviewing witnesses, police learned that a student made the comment regarding a possible gun on campus. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office said students who overheard the comment believed it to be a threat toward the school and immediately informed a teacher.

While investigating the matter, the sheriff’s office learned there was no gun on campus and the student who made the comment had no intentions of hurting anyone.

After that time, the lockdown was lifted and classes resumed.

One person was arrested in the matter for communicating a false alarm and other unrelated charges.

The name of the suspect has not been released pending formal charges.

Later Friday, Hoxie High School Parent Information released a post on its Facebook page about the situation.

Attention Parents/Guardians:

Posted by Hoxie High School Parent Information on Friday, February 15, 2019

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