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Troup ISD to release students after social media threat


Troup Independent School District is releasing classes at the high school due to a possible threat.

Superintendent Stuart Bird said Tuesday morning that he was notified of a threatening video posted on Snapchat. The video indicated there would be school shooting at 2 p.m.

Bird says the high school is not on lockdown and the district believes the threat is a prank, but classes are being released early out of precaution.

Bird says the district opted to dismiss classes because administrators rather "be safe than sorry."

Classes will be dismissed at noon and buses are en route to the school.

Troup Police sent out a statement saying in part "Troup Police Department responds to and handles any threat against our campuses as if they are legitimate and viable threats."

Investigators were dispatched to the scene and interviewed all students involved. Further investigation is pending at this time.

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