Juveniles connected to local school threats

Lee County investigators are connecting several juveniles with threats made against Shannon and Nettleton schools.

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 1:00 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 1:05 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County investigators are connecting several juveniles with threats made against Shannon and Nettleton schools.

Lee County school superintendent Jimmy Weeks confirmed on Friday that a threat led to lockdowns at Shannon schools.

The threat also mentioned Okolona schools.

The social media threat read, “we will be shooting up Okolona and Shannon Schools also, don’t go to party or game tonight or you WILL DIE.”

Shannon schools remained on lockdown until dismissal on Friday, according to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.

Investigators determined a non-Shannon student made the threat.

Three juveniles have been connected to this threat. They are 14 and 15-year-olds, the sheriff stated.

Another social media threat surfaced on Sunday.

The threat read, “just know we will be shooting up Nettleton School Monday."

Lee County investigators determined a juvenile made the Nettleton threat.

Johnson said there are several other juveniles associated with the threat.

These kids are 12-year-olds, the sheriff said.

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