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MHS Steps Up Security After Threat on Social Media

MHS Steps Up Security After Threat on Social Media

McKENZIE (March 5) — Students arrived Monday morning to McKenzie High School to beefed up security after a weekend threat on Facebook.

Lynn Watkins, director of schools, said one person posted that another student was bringing a weapon to school on Monday. Watkins said school officials decided to scan every student entering the building with a handheld metal detector wand. Two extra deputies- one at each the front and rear of the school added an extra level of security. Nothing was found, said Watkins. The student, who was a minor, was questioned.

Watkins said the school conducts periodic, unannounced checks.

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