Elba City Schools put on lockdown after online threat

The suspect associated with the threat is reportedly in custody and being questioned at this time.
Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 10:04 AM CDT
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UPDATE #2

ELBA, Ala. (WTVY) - Officials with Elba City Schools and the Coffee County Board of Education, along Elba Police, Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, and Special Agents and Troopers with the ALEA, are expected to speak at 1:00 p.m. concerning the threats made to Elba City Schools.

Video of that press conference is provided below. Additional details are in the link below.

Elba Police, ALEA, Coffee County Sheriff's, and officials with Elba City Schools and the Coffee County Board of Education spoke during the press conference.

UPDATE

ELBA, Ala. (WTVY) - Elba City Schools put out a brief statement on social media about the threat and lockdown:

Elba City Schools also confirmed that the lockdown was lifted with all schools given an “all-clear.”

ORIGINAL

ELBA, Ala. (WTVY) - Elba City Schools were put on lockdown on Wednesday after morning reports of an online threat.

According to a release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the State Bureau of Investigation were made aware of the threat at around 8:00 a.m. on November 2.

The suspect associated with the threat is reportedly in custody and being questioned at this time.

No other credible threats are known against the schools at this time. Officers with Elba Police, along with Coffee County Sheriff’s deputies and ALEA Troopers and Special Agents are on actively on the scene.

This is a developing situation, keep with News 4 as more information becomes available.

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