PINE BELT - Schools across the state received bomb threats Tuesday afternoon.
According to Jas N Smith with the Hattiesburg Public School District, HHS received a call around 12:00 p.m.
"The call indicated that there was a bomb at the school. The district put the school on lockdown and contacted HPD. After conversing with them they determined it was a low level threat. The fire department, police and school officials searched the building and no device was found. School activities continued as normal just after 12:30 p.m."
WDAM received multiple Facebook messages indicating a bomb threat at a Simpson County school, but the school district would not confirm or deny the threats when Seven On Your Side called to confirm.
The Jeff Davis County Superintendent's Office confirmed that Bassfield High School was also evacuated for a bomb threat. Police are searching Bassfield High School now.
Magee News confirmed a threat was called into Mendehall High School and Magee High School.
According Fran Bridges, with the office of the superintendent of Simpson County School District, all campuses including Mendenhall Elementary were evacuated and students were moved to safe location while law enforcement assessed the situation. Bridges said all schools in the district have been cleared and students have returned to classes.
According to our sister station WLBT, a bomb threat was also called into Jim Hill High School in Hinds County, but the threat was proven to not be credible.
According to WCBI, all Tishomingo County schools were released early due to bomb threats. Students from Iuka Middle School were evacuated to T.C.H.S auditorium to load buses.
Our sister station WMC Action 5 news reported that schools in Senatobia also released early due to bomb threats.
There is no confirmation on whether the bomb threats are linked at this time.
No actual bombs or confirmed threats have been reported at any schools.