Sheffield Schools Locked Down Wednesday Due To ‘Disturbing’ 911 Call

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) - Administrators placed all Sheffield City Schools on lockdown Wednesday due to a call that came in to 911 this morning.

Superintendent Timothy Morgan said someone called 911 and said something 'disturbing,' although the specifics of the call weren't clear, Morgan said.

Morgan said principals were in a meeting at the time and decided to put the schools on 'soft lockdown' all day as a precaution.  They also felt it was a good time to practice their emergency drill, due to the various threats taking place around the nation this week.

Police were present at each school to check for anything suspicious.

Schools dismissed at regular time, Morgan said, and all after-school activities went on as scheduled.

Investigators are trying to track down the person who made the call.