CHIPLEY — The lockdown was lifted just before noon on all Washington County Schools, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
“We appreciate your patience as we ensured the well being of those at our area schools,” according to a news release from Andrea Gainey, Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
The Washington County School District had all schools on pre-cautionary lock down Thursday morning.
"An indirect threat was made, and any time there is a threat to the schools we put them on lock down," said Gainey. "That is our policy."
Gainey said the sheriff's office did not know if the threat was credible, but the situation is being investigated.
"There is an officer assigned to every school at this time. It is the policy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to respond swiftly and aggressively to any threat made in reference to the safety of our residents," according to Sheriff Bobby Haddock.
"These measures are being taken proactively to ensure the safety of our area children," the sheriff said in a Facebook post.
More details will be published as they become available.