Neither the school division nor law enforcement authorities will release the suspects’ age, sex, or grades, but they say charges have been filed in two recent threats of violence at the High-Middle-Intermediate school complex.
School officials also have declined to reveal the disciplinary action taken or proposed.
Sheriff Robert Jones that investigation into the threat that caused a two-hour lockdown on Monday, May 8th, resulted in a juvenile suspect being located and interviewed, “resulting in the secure lockdown being lifted.”
Jones said a juvenile petition was sought, “and charges were referred to appropriate authorities.” He said the matter is being handled by School Administration and appropriate legal authorities.
Jones said a juvenile peitition also has been sought in the Saturday, May 13th threat on Instagram that caused widespread alarm that weekend. “An investigation began,” Jones said, “and a juvenile subject was located and found to be the source of the social media posts/threats.” Schools were able to open normally on Monday, May 15th but with extra police presence.
“A petition has been sought and issued, charging the juvenile. The incident is being handled by School Administration and the appropriate legal authorities.”
Meanwhile, authorities are still trying to determine the origin of a threatening “Air Drop” text message at the middle school that led to a nearly three-hour lockdown of the complex on Thursday, Feb. 8th.
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