MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — Marshall County investigators have charged a male juvenile with cyber stalking in connection with social media threats directed at students and teachers at Byhalia Middle School.
The juvenile is a student at Byhalia Middle School. He is being held in Marshall County.
Investigators didn’t go into details about how they located the juvenile, but said after questioning he admitted to making the post. They have no reason to suspect anyone else is involved at this time.
The threat was directed to faculty and students at Byhalia Middle School on Monday.
District officials released a statement to WREG saying, “Law enforcement is investigating potential threats posted on social media. Precautions are being taken to keep students and personnel safe. Parents have been notified via Remind and robo calls. We are awaiting further information from law enforcement.”
A post on Byhalia Middle School’s Facebook page informed parents on the investigation into the social media posts, and explained that officers will be at the school Tuesday morning. The statement also mentioned that parents could decide whether or not to send their children to school Tuesday. If they do send their children to school, officials ask that students don’t bring backpacks.