MOOREVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A student has been charged with disturbing a school setting and simple assault by threats in Mooreville.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Department, on Wednesday officers were made aware of a social media post concerning Mooreville School involving a threat.
"It was quickly determined that the post today (Wednesday) was a report of Friday's threat," stated Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.
Johnson says the sheriff's department investigated the post and confirmed it was the same post from last Friday in which a soft lockdown was issued at the school.
While deputies were on campus Wednesday, students came forward to deputies and reported about a threat made by a specific student at the school. Deputies conducted interviews with the students.
An unnamed student was arrested as a result.
"We are treating today's (Wednesday) arrest and Friday's threat as two separate incidents," Johnson stated. "However, due to the ongoing investigation of Friday's event, I can not comment as to their relation."
This marks the second school threat arrest made this week. The other happened Tuesday concerning Nettleton School.