Superintendent: Decatur High School in “secure mode” for several hours, dismisses on time


DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Police and school administrators were at Decatur High School, which was in “secure mode” – similar to lockdown, for several hours Thursday.

Superintendent Ed Nichols said a 911 call came in at 10 a.m. Someone called police after hearing about an unspecified threat against the school.

Nichols said classes continued in “secure mode”, with limited movement in the hallways and additional police presence.  All exterior doors were secured and no one was allowed outside for the time.

School did dismissed on time without incident.

If you have any information for police about the threat, please call the Safe Schools Decatur Tip Line at (256) 227-8514.


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