Extra security presence at Fyffe school after Facebook post

Published: Jan. 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM CST
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Fyffe police and additional SRO's were in place at Fyffe High School, Thursday morning.
Fyffe police and additional SRO's were in place at Fyffe High School, Thursday morning.

FYFFE, AL (WAFF) - Fyffe High School officials stepped up security measures Thursday after a posting on Facebook that made reference to Columbine High School.

DeKalb County school administrators said they moved school resource officers to the school around 10 a.m. as a precaution.

School leaders said the Facebook comment referenced Columbine, but police checked it out and found it was not a credible threat.

Thursday's security alert comes amid tense times at the school. Last week, anti-gay comments made by a student during a morning inspirational announcement caused a serious rift on campus.

It is unclear if the threatening post that led to Thursday's increased security presence was related to that comment.

One parent wants the principal to get the situation at the school under control. "I'm just concerned that if they don't get this under control that it could end up being a dangerous situation for our kids," said Tracy Buse. "Everyone has the right to speak and have their own opinions and beliefs, but this is a school setting; it should not be allowed."

Administrators said no credible threat to student safety was found. Still, some parents checked their children out of classes Tuesday.

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