There is currently a heavy police presence at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Georgia, after a threat that came in via walkie-talkie. There are no injuries at this time.
Cobb County school district released the following statement about the lockdown at Campbell High School: “The Cobb County Police Force and Smyrna Police Department are currently on campus investigating a rumored threat made on campus.”
At this time, police said two people have been detained. Their identities have not been disclosed.
The Cobb County Police released the following statement, via Twitter:
Cobb PD is assisting Smyrna PD and campus PD at Campbell High School after threats were made to the school. Smyrna PD advised parents can meet their kids at the soccer friend off WARD STREET. Be advised there are two detained at this time. No student injuries reported.
UPDATE: As of 3:10 p.m. EST, the code red has been lifted.
The lockdown at Campbell High School is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.
Over the course of the past few years, shootings and lockdowns such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This incident follows similar incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, Fairfield High School in Alabama, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.
#BREAKING: Campbell High School in Cobb County is now on a code red lockdown. Police say one person has been detained.
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