JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A teenager was arrested in connection to a threat to commit an act of violence at South Jones High School.
Jones County deputies arrested a 14-year-old former male student of the school less than two hours after the Jones County Sheriff’s Department (JCSD) was made aware of the threat.
JCSD Investigator Sergeant Carter said the threat stated that a shooting would take place on May 25, 2022 towards students and faculty at the school.
School leaders said the student was pulled from the school in October 2021 and was not currently enrolled. They added that it was students who saw the social media threat and alerted their parents.
The teen was booked into the Jones County Juvenile Detention Facility. He will make his first appearance in Jones County Youth Court in front of Judge Wayne Thompson.
Deputies said school schedules can continue as normal, as there is no threat from the former student. They added that the teen’s identity will not be released due to his age.