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Police increase presence at West Point school following alleged threat

West Point students and parents saw an increase in law enforcement activity Friday morning following an alleged threat.

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 11:10 AM
Updated: Feb 23, 2018 1:11 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - West Point students and parents saw an increase in law enforcement activity Friday morning following an alleged threat. 

RELATED:  West Point police respond to alleged social media threat 

Police were on West Point High School's campus before students arrived and stood guard at entrances. 

West Point School District Superintendent Burnell McDonald says all threats to the school or students will be treated seriously. 

"It's a very scary situation, even it's a prank," said parent Oliver Nelson. "Kids shouldn’t prank like that not in this day and time. You've got to be on guard at all times." 

A student was taken into custody Thursday after the alleged threat surfaced on social media. The student was later charged and turned over to youth court. 

The superintendent says that the student has been disciplined to the full extent of district policy. The district's policy for an unlawful act is immediate suspension with recommendation for expulsion.

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