Threats of violence at Senatobia schools investigated by FBI

SENATOBIA, Miss. — Violent and racist threats made against Senatobia schools have people in the community worried, and the FBI is now involved.

Someone posting on Facebook under the name David White has made several threats on Facebook to "shoot up" the city's high school and junior high.

"I'm killing all people tomorrow," one post stated.

Many parents have contacted WREG saying they are concerned.

"My first reaction was 'Woo, I don't need to let my kids go to school," parent Keish Howard said.

Howard says when she came across the racially fueled threat that revealed a plan to kill people attending Senatobia schools she didn't know how to react - especially since the person behind the threat also posted a picture of a gun.

It wasn't until the school put her at ease by calling to let her know security would be beefed up on all campuses just to be safe.

Sara Fly lives next door to the high school. She says the threats might be a fluke, but she is glad its not being taken lightly.

"They are making their presence known," Fly said.

On Monday, Senatobia Police Chief Steve Holts confirmed that extra police would be on campus, and said that police were investigating.

On Wednesday, after more threats were posted, Holts referred questions to the FBI office in Jackson.

The FBI said Wednesday they could not confirm any details, but said the agency was looking into the threats.

“The assets of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Senatobia Police Department are working to determine the veracity of the school threat in Senatobia to keep the community and schools safe.”