City schools placed on heightened awareness Thursday

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CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman City Schools campuses on Thursday were placed on heightened awareness due to perceived threats.

According to Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff, there were two incidents.

The first was a Snapchat video from 2018 that resurfaced across 17 states Thursday morning. He said the Cullman Police Department worked closely with the schools and took swift action to determine that there was no real threat. Out of an abundance of caution, the CPD placed additional officers at the schools.

Regarding that threat and a second incident that took place later that afternoon, Kallhoff said in a statement, “We appreciate the swift investigation and attention from the Cullman Police Department in regards to the apparent social media threat this morning. While on heightened awareness today, a separate incident at Cullman High was being investigated in conjunction with the Cullman Police Department. The second incident did not include any weapon and was isolated to one student regarding a situation that originated off campus. As a reminder, if you hear or see anything that may cause a threat to our schools, be sure to report it to the school administration or police department immediately.”

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