PRC student arrested after making threats against school


The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest yesterday at around 10:00 a.m. of a 17 year old Pearl River Central High School student for making threats against the school district.

WRJW received a statement from the school district yesterday afternoon and the statement was later posted on the district’s facebook page. The release stated the following:

“The PRC Campus Police and the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department has investigated multiple potential threats to do harm to students and staff over the past days. One of the reported verbal threats was deemed a viable threat and has led to the arrest of a high school student who is currently in custody. In addition, the student responsible for these threats will be disciplined to the fullest extent allowed by school board policy. I would like to thank our students, parents, and staff members for reporting any and all potential threats to the appropriate adults. We will continue to investigate all reports of threats to harm students and/or staff members. Any threat deemed viable will be prosecuted. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our school campuses safe.”

Tucker said about the arrest of the student, “He made multiple threats at different times and days. Students reported that to school officials and we worked along with the school police and administration. Our investigation determined the threat was a viable threat against the students and the school, so we acted immediately and took him into custody.”

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