Cyber threat

Another DeSoto County school student has been placed in the county Juvenile Detention Center after the youngster’s arrest on charges of making social media threats.

Students and parents alerted DeSoto Central Middle School officials of a threatening post seen Tuesday afternoon.

School officials and the Southaven Police Department initiated an investigation and during overnight hours of Tuesday night into Wednesday morning made the arrest of the youngster they are accusing of making the threats.

Principal Bryon Williams sent a letter home with parents Wednesday to alert them to what had happened.

“As I have stated before, all claims are treated with the utmost importance and are investigated thoroughly,” Williams wrote. “When students are involved in situations that could compromise the safety of our students and staff, I will seek the maximum penalty regarding school punishment.”

Capt. Mark Little with Southaven Police confirmed the arrest and said it was his understanding the unidentified youngster involved was at Juvenile Detention Center in Hernando.

This week’s incident comes on the heels of the arrest of two Center Hill High School youngsters last week for social media threats against the school. They were scheduled to make a court appearance Thursday morning regarding charges of cyberstalking and threats against the school.

Bob Bakken is Staff Writer and may be reached at 662-429-63978 ext. 240.

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