November 30, 2020

Juveniles who reportedly made threats to Mississippi high school in custody

Three juveniles are being held at the Rankin County Juvenile Detention Center on Sunday, after making threats to a school on social media.

On November 1, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a call that a threat against McLaurin High School had been made on the social media site Snapchat.

“The sheriff’s office, along with officials from the Rankin County School District acted quickly to assess the threat and identify those responsible for the threat,” a news release from the sheriff’s office stated. “All three juvenile suspects were identified and shortly thereafter taken into custody.”
The youth have been transported to the Rankin County Juvenile Detention Center where they will appear before Rankin County Youth Court Judge Tom Broome.
“The safety of our children is the top priority for the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office and the Rankin County School District. The quick actions of deputies and school district officials helped to make sure that our schools continue to be a safe place to learn and grow,” the news release said.
Extra deputies will be in and around the McLaurin schools in the coming days as an extra precaution and to show the commitment of the RCSO and RCSD to the safety of our children.

The suspects were identified and taken into custody. They will appear before Rankin County Youth Court Judge Tom Broome, the release states. Because they are juveniles, their names are not being released.