Sept. 26– UPDATE, 5 p.m.– Stantonville resident Codey L. Vaughan, 21, is behind bars at the McNairy County Justice Complex this afternoon after allegedly posting an anonymous threat against Adamsville Junior-Senior High School.
County Sheriff Guy Buck said Vaughan is facing charges of harassment, filing a false report and making threats against a school official.
Topix, the website where the message was posted under the username "Sniper" and beneath the headline "AHS Shooting," cooperated with authorities, leading to the arrest, he said.
Sept. 26– UPDATE, noon– Adamsville Police Chief Jerry Christopher has identified the person arrested in connection with the online threat incident as a Codey Vaughan. No information other than that he is not a juvenile was released at this time.
Sept. 26– UPDATE, 10 a.m.– Adamsville Junior-Senior High School remains under lockdown and many parents have chosen to come get their children for the day.
Adamsville Police Chief Jerry Christopher said he learned of an online threat of a shooting at the school made on the website Topix late Wednesday night and immediately informed other law enforcement officials.
No shooting has occurred.
Christopher and other members of the Adamsville Police Department, along with officers of the McNairy County Sheriff’s Department, Homeland Security and the Tennessee Bureau Investigation were at the school early this morning surveying the hallways for anything suspicious.
Before entering or leaving, students were checked for weapons by a deputy with a metal detector wand.
"We went into the school around 3 a.m. and checked the classrooms, cafeteria, offices and other places for unusual activity," Christopher said.
AHS Principal Greg Martin said students were given the option of staying at the school or leaving–with most deciding to leave.
Sept. 26– Adamsville Junior-Senior High School is on lockdown this morning following a threat made on the online message board Topix.
Posted anonymously under the name "Sniper," the post says, "Hmm. Will there be a school shooting tomorrow?"
The message prompted a swift response from local and state law enforcement agencies. Officers armed with shotguns are on the scene, and students lined up to be checked for weapons by another officer with a metal detector.