The lockdown is occurring at the same time police officers are at Carthage High School investigating a reported school shooting threat.
The Jasper Police Department issued the following news release about an hour ago:
Jasper Schools are on lockdown.... This is a precautionary measure to an open threat on social media in reference to a school shooting. No specific school has been mentioned. Again. This is a precautionary measure. There IS NO IMMEDIATE THREAT at Jasper Schools. Please help get the word out by sharing this.