UPDATE 08/18/2021 4:38 p.m. – According to the Phenix City Police Department, social media threat about a possible shooting or dress code protest at Central High School have been found to have originated in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Police say the post was sent out to several schools with the initials “CHS” in both Alabama and Georgia.
UPDATE 08/18/2021 2:58 p.m. – According to the Phenix City Police Department, there was no credible evidence of threat made over social media directed at Central High School or Central Freshman Academy.
Police say there were rumors of both a possible shooting and possible dress code protest at the schools on Wednesday morning.
According to police, “the alleged post was unsubstantiated and no credible evidence led Phenix City School Board members or Law enforcement, to believe the rumor had merit.”
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) – A threat has been made to Central High School. According to officials, some kind of threat was made to the school over social media, sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
In a phone call to the school’s office, officials confirmed they are aware of the threat and student are currently in class. The school, located at 2400 Dobbs Drive, is not on a lockdown.
Details about the specifics of the threat are not currently available.
WRBL News 3 has a reporter headed to the school and is working to gather more information. Stay with us on-air and online for new details as they become available.