Sheriff: No arrests made following Stone High School threat

Sheriff: No arrests made following Stone High School threat

STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Things are back to normal at Stone High School following an incident Thursday where a student allegedly threatened to shoot people. Sheriff Mike Farmer told WLOX News the threats were made reportedly because the student was being bullied at school.

The sheriff said that threat was made Thursday while the student was at school. School district superintendent Dr. Gwen Miller said there was no weapon involved and the incident was handled efficiently and effectively according to school safety policy. Sheriff Farmer said deputies had things under control by 4 p.m. that same afternoon and removed the student from the campus.

We've learned that student was not allowed back at school Friday. Dr. Miller could not comment on what discipline the student might face due to privacy rules.

Farmer said deputies were at the school Friday morning as a precaution. School resource officer Captain William Head spent the morning reassuring worried parents that their children were safe. He said this is the first threat type incident he's had to deal with in his four plus years as school officer.

The Stone County Sheriff's Department said no arrests were made in connection with the incident.

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