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UPDATE: Phones confiscated in Purvis racist Instagram investigation

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

Law enforcement officers seized two cell phones Tuesday from a pair of Purvis High School as part of an ongoing investigation into a threatening social media account.

“We feel like these phones could be connected to the Instagram account that posed a threat to multiple students in October,” Lamar County Superintendent Tess Smith said.

In October, a social media account appeared on Instagram by an anonymous user posting multiple photos along with racial slurs.

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The account's subject line reads, “White power, f*** blacks, yeah I got yo, Purvis KKK movement.”

Various photos were of PHS football players with captions reading, “Emitt till workout, cut 'em up” and “D*** n****** why God create them.”

At the time of the incident, Smith said security was increased at the school, but that no threat was present on school grounds.

“The officers made contact with the two 9th grade students at the end of the day, and the phones were taken as a part of the investigation,” Smith said. “Those phones will be handed over to a forensic analyst as part of the investigation.”

Smith said no disciplinary action has been taken against the two students at this time and that it is simply a part of an ongoing investigation. 

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