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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Press Release: St. Martin Students Face Felony Charges

Sheriff Jackson County MS

Since Saturday, October 5, 2019, Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested three juveniles in two separate incidents for allegedly making threats against St. Martin Middle School. All the juveniles are 13 years old and they all attend the middle school.

The first arrest occurred Saturday (October5), during a dance, where a student threatened to “shoot up” the school. Investigators arrested two more students Tuesday, (October 8), on the same charges. Sheriff Mike Ezell says more arrests could follow. Deputies are on school property today following up on Tuesday’s threat.

These threats are no joke, and Sheriff Ezell emphasizes investigators take them seriously. Under the recently passed Senate Bill 2141, threats and statements like these are considered felony offenses. The three juveniles are being held at the Jackson County Youth Court.

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