WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — One Walker County community is keeping a close eye on their town after online threats were made this week. Those threats targeted the Oakman High School homecoming parade.
Walker County Schools Superintendent Jason Adkins told CBS42 over the phone that they are not playing around when it comes to threats against their schools. They are working with multiple law enforcement agencies to keep students safe.
In Oakman, they don’t want anything to stand in the way of homecoming. Students are honoring the senior class Thursday night before homecoming on Friday. The town of Oakman might not be very big, but homecoming is.
“It’s a big tradition,” Michael Killgore explained. He has two small children in school in Oakman. This week, threats appeared online targeting the homecoming parade–both from accounts with creepy clown pictures and one with a gun. Killgore says the threats do concern him.
“It bothered me a little bit because I do have two little ones in school. One of them, it’s her first year in school and it’s her first parade,” Killgore said. He told CBS42 that Oakman is a small community, so strangers would stand out. He thinks things will be okay for the big parade.
“Everybody will be looking,” he said.
“I know I will be because I’m going to keep my two little ones right beside me.”
Superintendent Adkins tells CBS42 they have subpoenaed the account information and are planning to prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law. The homecoming parade and football game are still going forward.