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Fyffe High School (WHNT News 19 file)

Fyffe High School (WHNT News 19 file)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have several officers present at Fyffe High School today, but school officials say this is just a precaution.

Several parents asked WHNT News 19 to check on the situation. We called Brian Thomas, Assistant Superintendent for DeKalb County Schools.

Thomas said the ordeal stems from a post.  He said a former student, who lives out of state, posted a comment in regards to an event that happened several days ago at Fyffe High School.

Thomas said it had to do with a daily inspirational message read to students. Some were upset by it, though, saying it could have been perceived as being against students who are gay.

Thomas said someone usually monitors the messages that are broadcast, but the monitoring didn’t happen that day.

The Facebook post about that incident brought in several comments, one of which said something to the effect of ‘this is how Columbine starts.’

Thomas said that is why extra police were brought in today, and all week, in fact.  He stressed no threats were made against Fyffe High School, students, or staff members.


The school has not been on lockdown.  Thomas says classes have been proceeding as normal.