According to Mobile County Public School System Director of Communications Rena Philips, a social media post threatening a local school was posted on an anonymous texting app called Lipsi which is based in Canada.
The app has been climbing the charts and seems to be especially popular with teenagers, yet some parents don't even know what it is.
Lipsi, in the software developers own words, is more than just an anonymous app. It's a platform that attracts the boldest who want to step out of their comfort zone.
Meet new people in class, on campus, in a cafe...Honest thoughts. Real feedback. Always in control.
Once you're signed in, the app lets you search other users within a 100-yard radius by name, then start a conversation with them anonymously. Others can do the same to you.
Instagram users can include a link to their Lipsi account in their Instagram profile, allowing others to leave anonymous feedback and comments.
While Lipsi requires users to be 18 and up, like other apps, all it takes is a simple click of a box to get in. There's a stern warning about abuse on the app.
According to Lipsi, "abuse is not tolerated," and anyone who is reported for sending abusive, threatening or racist comments will have their identity revealed.
Lipsi offers an auto-renewing subscription StickerPop subscription at terms of $5.99 a month, $39.99 a year, or $2.99 a week, to provide users access to StickerPop stickers for use within the app.
But bottom line -- this isn't the app for minors.