- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a freshman at Ocean Springs High School in connection with a “serious threat” made against the school.

Cherie Ward of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1sFyvYD ) the threat was made in September on the social media app “Yik Yak” which allows users to post anonymous statements.

After a three-month investigation to determine who published the threat, Ward said the student’s parents were notified and an arrest was made at the school on Wednesday.

School Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter says most social media is monitored by school officials to make sure the 1,800 students in the building are as safe as possible.

Wards said the case is still under investigation and the arrested student’s identity has not been released because the student is a minor.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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