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No charges for man accused of making Richland High School threat

Allison Clark, with the Richland Police Department, says an ex boyfriend threatened a student that attends school there. Source: WLBT Allison Clark, with the Richland Police Department, says an ex boyfriend threatened a student that attends school there. Source: WLBT
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Parents are leaving Richland HS with their kids Source: WLBT Parents are leaving Richland HS with their kids Source: WLBT
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We're told that the person who made the threats was never on school grounds. Source: WLBT We're told that the person who made the threats was never on school grounds. Source: WLBT
RICHLAND, MS (WLBT) - A lockdown at Richland High School Friday morning was lifted after about two hours. Richland Police interviewed the man accused of making the threat, and he has not been charged. 

According to Robin Haney, the Director of Public Relations for RCSD, Richland High School was put on lockdown after receiving a "threatening rumor".

Allison Clark, with the Richland Police Department, says an ex boyfriend threatened a student that attends school there. The threat was made over the telephone. 

A Richland High School student told us that on Friday morning, the school administration told all of the students to get down on the floor. 

"We had to get under the tables and stuff. We had to cut the lights off, we couldn't make a sound. They were doing a good job telling us what all we should do and keeping us updated, they made sure we were safe," says Senior Darrius Reginal. 

Reginal says he texted his mother about the situation, which was still unclear to students. 

Luke Comans also received a text from his daughter. 

"Got very shaken up. She sent me a text earlier saying a rumor of a gun in the school and all that," he says. 

We're told that the person who made the threats was never on school grounds.

"It was a threat, definitely something to take seriously, but it was veiled, something that was taken out of context," says Richland Police Chief Russel James. "He came up this morning. The school system found out, made a great decision, notified us. We came and started the investigation."

The school day continued as usual, but parents were given the option to take their children home, and many did. 

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