Jonesboro Schools Taking Extra Precautions Today Due to Threats

JONESBORO, AR - Saturday night's melee at the NEA District Fair continues to have a carry-over effect in Jonesboro area schools.

JPD officers are on-campus today at the Valley View School District in south Jonesboro, due to a rumor of a shooting that was supposed to happen at the school today.  However, Valley View administrators and JPD officials do not consider it a "credible threat."  Nonetheless, as a precautionary measure, there are JPD officers joining the normal school resource officers at Valley View today.  Police Chief Mike Yates told K8 News that approximately 20 percent of the students at Valley View were picked up by parents this morning.

At Nettleton, Superintendent Jim Dunivan said his school administrators are aware of the threats, but said it is business as usual on the district's campuses so far, and that no students have left early.

A fight at Jonesboro High School yesterday morning briefly disrupted the day's procedures, and at least six students were suspended.  That fight is believed to be be a carry-over incident from a fight Saturday night at the district fair in which arrests were made.