Lockdown lifted at Callaway High School, following ‘threatening’ phone call

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Jackson Public Schools officials say there was no active shooter on the campus of Callaway High School Thursday morning.

The school was temporarily put on lockdown after a threatening phone call was received, said JPS Executive Director of Public Engagement Sherwin Johnson.

“As a precautionary measure, Callaway was placed on a temporary lockdown,” he said. “All [students] and staff are safe inside our school building. We are moving forward with the instructional school day.”

Parents who arrived after the lockdown ended were allowed to dismiss their children, he said.

JPS Superintendent Errick Greene said there were rumors circulating on social media regarding a shooter at the school, but those reports were unfounded.

“There are no reports of an active shooter. The school is safe,” Greene said. “When we are in a lockdown situation there’s no one allowed out and no one allowed in while we’re still getting a lay of the land. Students began texting families which caused panic. That, I’m sure created more confusion and anxiety for parents who wanted to pick their scholars up.”

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