Jacksonville High School Students Arrested for Making Threats

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Police arrest two Jacksonville High School students in two different threatening incidences.  Authorities say a Jacksonville High School student made threats directed toward the school over the weekend on social media. School officials informed the Jacksonville Police Department and an investigation was conducted.


In a statement this morning, Police Chief Tommy Thompson said the student had been arrested. Officials requested additional police along with the School Resource Officers at the high school and at Kitty Stone Elementary.


Then, after school began, another student made verbal threats towards the high school. The student was arrested and escorted off campus. Jacksonville City Schools Superintendent says all students are safe.


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