Millbrook police investigating social media threat; 1 in custody

Four schools in Millbrook were placed on lockdown
(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 at 11:57 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - One person is in custody after four schools in Millbrook were placed on lockdown Thursday morning at the direction of the Millbrook Police Department, Elmore County Public Schools officials said.

Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson confirmed his department is investigating a social media threat. Johnson said the department was contacted early Thursday by an out of state agency with regard to a possible threat against an unnamed school. During the out of state agency’s initial investigation, it was discovered that the threat, initially made on social media, may have come from a person in the Millbrook area.

Johnson said the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office informed Millbrook PD that a person who admitted to being the source of the threat was taken into custody. Johnson said officers will interview the person and see if any criminal charges are applicable, since a specific school was not mentioned in the threat.

Johnson said as soon as they determine there is no credible threat, police will recommend the schools lift the lockdown.

Millbrook Middle School and Stanhope Elmore High School are under hard lockdowns, which means no one is allowed in or out of the school. School officials said Millbrook police officers were on site at both schools.

Airport Road Intermediate School and Coosada Elementary School are under soft lockdowns, which means parents can pick up their children and students can switch classes.

According to parents, the school district sent a message alerting them about the lockdowns.

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