Hillcrest update: Schools across Alabama reporting similar threats

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UPDATE: 11:20 a.m.

The Tuscaloosa County School System said any parents who wish to check their children out of Hillcrest High School can do so by going to Hillcrest High School.

TCSS released the following statement on its website:

December 13, 2022

10:50 am

This morning, information was received by the school system and law enforcement regarding a threat to Hillcrest High School. This information was false. There was no active shooter and no shots fired. All students are safe. TCSS will follow up with more information. Again, there was no active shooter on any of our campuses this morning.

TCSS Office of the Superintendent

UPDATE: 11:10 a.m.:

Several news organizations in North Alabama are reporting multiple threats to schools across the state this morning, including in Scottsboro and Huntsville City Schools. See WHNT’s story on the situation in North Alabama right here.

In West Alabama, Jasper City Schools reported a lockdown at Jasper High School under similar circumstances.


UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: It’s confirmed that there is no active shooter situation on campus.

UPDATE 10:35 a.m.: WVUA 23 media partner The Patch reports that Hillcrest High School was reportedly placed on lockdown after a threat was called in to the school Tuesday morning.

Original story is below:

WVUA 23 is on scene at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa County. Multiple police agencies are on the scene. Law enforcement has not confirmed what the situation is at this time. WVUA 23 will keep you updated on our website and social media pages.


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