ST. MARTIN, Miss. (WLOX) - Two more Jackson County teenagers were arrested Thursday for making threats against their school.
These arrests bring the total to five 13-year-olds who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school.
Investigators said the arrests stem from two separate incidents involving St. Martin Middle School, which all five juveniles attend.
The first arrest happened Saturday, during a dance, where a student threatened to “shoot up” the school. Investigators arrested two more students Tuesday, on the same charges.
Sheriff Mike Ezell wants to emphasize that these threats are no joke, and investigators take them seriously. Under the recently passed Senate Bill 2141, threats and statements like these are considered felony offenses.
The five juveniles are being held at the Jackson County Youth Court.