Threatening social media thread sends Holt High School into lockdown

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Holt High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a threat was posted to social media.  The lockdown was lifted at around noon after a search of the school.

Investigators identified over 40 students who were part of a thread on social media, according to an alert from the Wentzville School District.  Police have interviewed students and conducted a search of backpacks and lockers.

Police say that the school was not evacuated.  They were asking parents who choose to respond to go to Heartland Park.

A parent tells FOX 2 that this is a copy of the social media threat at Holt. It was sent using YOLO, an anonymous app. The senior’s last day was yesterday.

Wentzville Police say they are still investigating the source of the threat on social media.

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