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Threats disrupt classes at two Jackson Co. middle schools

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Classes were disrupted at two Jackson County middle schools Wednesday after threats were made on the campuses.

St. Martin Middle School was locked down for about an hour after a threatening note was found in a restroom. Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies said that was the second threat in two days at the school, and they believe the two incidents were initiated by the same person.

Officials tell us they are following several leads related to this threat, and Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for tips leading to the felony arrest of a suspect.

Gautier Middle School was evacuated just after a threat was received around 1:15 p.m. According to the school’s Facebook page, the evacuation was part of standard safety protocol, and students returned to class after the all clear was given by Gautier police.

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