Last Friday, Leake Central Junior High School was placed on lockdown after a threat was posted on social media. The Leake County Sheriff’s Office has now arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the threats, and the juvenile has been charged with cyberstalking.
Because the suspect is under 18, his or her name is not being released. Sheriff Greg Waggoner stated that the student had been expelled from the school last year, and had since been expelled from a school in the Madison area.
The school was placed on lockdown once more several days after the initial threat, and a media release from the Leake County Sheriff’s Office says that more charges and arrests could come as their investigation continues. Sheriff Waggoner said that “some gang involvement” is suspected in relation to the threats.
The 16-year-old’s case has been sent to a Leake Youth Court.
The investigation is ongoing, and if you have any information that could aid in the investigation, contact the Leake County Sheriff’s Office.