Sheriff: Boy, 16, arrested for Harrison Central bomb threat

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - He won't be charged as an adult, but a 16-year-old boy will face a felony charge for allegedly calling in a bomb threat to Harrison Central High School Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said authorities received a call a little after 7:30am saying someone had placed a bomb inside the school. Students were evacuated while the Biloxi Bomb Squad and Gulfport Police officers canvassed the campus. No bomb was ever found.

Students waiting to get to school were left sitting in cars in the parking lot.

"I think it's childish because I'm really hot right now, so I'm not favoring it," Teriana Dikerson said. "I just think it's a waste of time. We could be in class right now."

"I think they deserve to be arrested," Jeremy Fairley said. "You don't do that when there's hundreds of kids in there."

Students were able to return to class about 45 minutes after the threat was called in. Because the suspect is a juvenile, his name will not be released.

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