2 teens charged in bomb threats against Mississippi schools

Published 6:08 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

Two teenagers have been charged with making bomb threats against a north Mississippi elementary school and high school.

Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance writes in a statement that a 17-year-old and a 13-year-old were arrested Thursday and charged in the case.

No bombs were found.

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Lance says notes making bomb threats were found Wednesday in bathrooms at Strayhorn Elementary and Strayhorn High School. A third bomb threat was made against the high school on Thursday. The two schools share a campus in rural western Tate County.

The sheriff says investigators believe the 13-year-old left the note in the elementary bathroom, while the 17-year-old made both the threats against the high school.

Lance says he’s limited on the information he can release because the cases are being handled in youth court.