Northside High School Placed On Precautionary Lockdown Status After Threat

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Northside High School was on a precautionary lockdown status after a student received a strange text,  according to Fort Smith Police Department.

Fort Smith police are investigating the matter, and are working to identify the person who allegedly reported the threat. The threat was sent via text message to a student’s phone, according to Zena Featherston-Marshal communications director for Fort Smith Public Schools.

Classes resumed as usual, but students were not allowed to eat lunch outside or go outside while the school was on lockdown status.

Zena Featherston-Marshal tells 5NEWS that they where able to dismiss school without incident.