Investigation underway into Mooreville school threat

A student is accused of using social media to make a threat against Mooreville School.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019 1:18 PM
Updated: Mar 28, 2019 10:38 PM

MOOREVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A student is accused of using social media to make a threat against Mooreville School.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, a school resource officer was made aware of the threat Wednesday afternoon.

The sheriff's department did not release a name.

Lee County School District Superintendent Jimmy Weeks said the student attends Mooreville and sent the threat via Snapchat.

The school resource officer said it wasn't a credible threat, according to Weeks.

He said the school was never in any danger and it took approximately 10 minutes to resolve.

Due to the student's age, sheriff's officials notified the Lee County Youth Court. 

The sheriff's department issued the following statement:

"Please refrain from using social media to further hinder the investigation or cause further issues regarding this matter. This includes sharing or reposting this matter. This can cause added complications to an already stressful situation for students, staff, and parents."

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