clear
Tuesday July 28th, 2015 1:43PM

Jackson Co. authorities make arrests in school bomb threat cases

By B.J. Williams News Director
JEFFERSON - Two juveniles have been arrested in two separate school bomb threat cases from this week, according to Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum.

While declining to discuss either case in detail, citing continuing investigations, the sheriff said a female juvenile has been charged with terroristic threats and disruption of a public school in connection with a Wednesday incident at East Jackson Comprehensive High School near Commerce. The student is accused of writing a threatening message in a bathroom stall at the school.

In addition, an 11-year-old male student was arrested Friday for a similar incident at West Jackson Middle School. A written threat was discovered Friday in a restroom at the school. Mangum said it is possible there will be more arrests in the West Jackson Middle School case.

In both incidents, students from the schools were evacuated while law enforcement searched school property. In both case, the bombs threats turned out to be hoaxes.

Mangum said she did not expect to release more information on the cases before Monday or Tuesday of next week.

In addition to the incidents at East Jackson High School and West Jackson Middle School, Maysville Elementary School was evacuated Thursday when a possible threat was found scrawled on a bathroom stall. Mangum said that it appeared a child wrote the message in that incident.

Similar threats occurred this week at Jefferson Middle School and Apalachee High School. Jefferson City Police and the Barrow County Sheriff's Department are handling those investigations in their respective jurisdictions.


© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
The latest on missing boys: Coast Guard still optimistic, search expands to Ga. coast
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:11:35 a.m.The Coast Guard says it's still optimistic two t...
1:41PM ( 2 minutes ago )
Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year.The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 4.9 percent in May f...
12:05PM ( 1 hour ago )
Hall Co. municipal leaders learn employees are needed to support booming industry
Economic growth is a great thing, but it also has its challenges. That's what Hall County's municipal leaders learned at their quarterly Joint Municipal Association meeting Monday night.
9:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.The new policy, aim...
1:44AM ( 11 hours ago )
White County detainee walks away from work detail
Numerous law enforcement agencies are working to help locate a White County detainee who walked away from a work detail at the White County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
By Dean Dyer
8:56PM ( 16 hours ago )