Four arrested, Potts Camp school locked down after threat from parent

POTTS CAMP, Miss. — Potts Camp schools went in to lock down Wednesday morning because of a potential threat from a parent.

The Marshall County Sheriff's office said that a father had threatened his teenage daughter at gunpoint on Tuesday. The family has a history of domestic violence, authorities said.

The girl did not go to school today out of fear, but when school officials heard about the potential threat, they locked down the school.

When they arrested the man, deputies said they found evidence that other people in the house had been smoking drugs.

WREG cameras exclusively captured deputies searching the Pontotoc Avenue home Wednesday afternoon.

When they arrested the father, deputies said they found evidence that other people in the house had been smoking drugs. They took three people in to custody for drug-related charges, according to a deputy on scene.

Authorities identified the father as Garland Gregory Holmes. He's charged with domestic violence. The other three have not yet been identified.

The lockdown has since been lifted at the school.