DeSoto Central High School evacuated after threat

Parents pick up their children from DeSoto Central High School on Friday after a bomb threat.

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — DeSoto Central High School was evacuated Friday after a possible bomb threat.

School administrators say they received a letter about a possible threat that concerned them.

The Southaven Police Department was contacted and decided to evacuate the school while dogs sniffed for any device. The high school students were moved to the middle school while officials investigated.

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite tweeted that the bomb threat came from a former student, and that the suspect had been located. He said everyone at the school was OK.

Friday night’s homecoming was still on, the district said at 11:30 a.m.

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