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A student has been charged with disturbing a school setting and simple assault by threats in Mooreville.

Posted: Mar. 1, 2018 10:52 AM

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.

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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. 

RELATED: Second arrest made made in connection to threat made at Nettleton School 

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