Oxford High School Lockdown – An anonymous letter containing threats was discovered on the Oxford High School campus early on Friday morning, prompting the Oxford Police Department to open an inquiry into the matter. Friday afternoon, the Chief of Police of Oxford, Bill Partridge, issued a news release in which he stated that the letter contained a bomb threat as well as a talk of guns on the school. The high school was placed on lockdown for a short period of time, but it was lifted about 2:00 p.m., and pupils were allowed to leave school earlier than scheduled.
According to Partridge, the police examined each campus’s buildings, parking lots, and adjacent areas, but they did not discover anything suspicious. Additionally, he refuted allegations that were circulating on social media about the discovery of firearms or arrests being made.
At approximately 11:08 in the morning, the authorities were informed that the letter had been discovered on the upper level of a building that was located on the high school’s campus. The lockdown was implemented at the high school as well as the other five campuses that make up Oxford City Schools.
According to what Partridge had to say about it, “we never know if someone is trying to draw our attention to one location and then go to another.” Because of this, the doors at the other four schools, save Oxford High School, were locked.