Fairfield High School in Alabama was placed on lockdown on the morning of Tuesday, August 21, after school officials say someone posted on social media threatening to do harm at the school.
According to reports, parents notified the school of the threatening social media post this morning, prompting some parents to remove their children from the school. Police arrived on the scene of the school and secured the area and say the area is safe at this time.
Fairfield Schools superintendent Dr. Regina Thompson says that police have identified a suspect and a warrant will be issued.
The lockdown at Fairfield 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, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.