TALLADEGA -- Talladega High School did not go into lockdown Wednesday morning, but it did go into a state of “hypervigilance” following rumors and possible threats in other area school systems.

“I don’t want to go on record with any details, but it appears someone who is not a current student made a comment about an incident yesterday,” Talladega City Schools Superintendent Terry Roller said Wednesday evening. “Basically, someone out there in the universe made mention of a disruption, and people started calling the high school, then calling their neighbors. There was no incident, no crisis, no direct threat.”

Students and faculty were asked to be particularly aware of what was going on around them and to observe individual standards and best practices. Anything out of place was to be reported, with safety and correct notification procedures to be observed.