UPDATE: Arrest made following school threats in Amory, Tupelo

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Both Amory and Tupelo schools have returned to normal.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 10:21 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2018 2:30 PM

UPDATE 08/24/18 1:44 p.m.

The following statement was released by the Amory Police Department:

The Amory Police Department has arrested a male juvenile related to the threats made to the Amory Schools earlier today. The juvenile is also responsible for the threats made to the Tupelo School. The juvenile is being held in detention by the Monroe County Youth Court. The case is still under investigation. Updates will be provided as warranted.

Update 08/24/18 11:02 a.m.

Tupelo Middle School's operations have returned to normal. Everything was deemed safe. This comes after receiving a phone call warning of an immediate bomb threat.

Update 08/24/18 10:44 a.m. 

This is from the Amory School District - "This morning we received a threatening phone call that prompted the temporary evacuations of East Amory and Amory Middle Schools. The Amory Police Dept was notified and checked the buildings for anything unusual. We are currently back in class, everyone is safe and accounted for."

See the original post below. 

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Middle School is being evacuated after an unspecified threat was reported, according to a school district spokesperson.

Law enforcement are currently conducting a sweep of the school.

Also, Monroe County deputies are assisting Amory police after two Amory schools were placed on lockdown and one school was evacuated.

We're still trying to learn more about the two incidents. 

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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