DAYKIN – A student at Meridian Public School was detained Monday after sending threatening text messages.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that they were notified by Meridian students Monday morning that they had received threatening text messages from a classmate. Officers responded shortly before school started and detained the juvenile who sent the messages. The juvenile was taken into custody for terroristic threats and was later released to the student’s mother.
The Sheriff’s Office says that the threat was investigated quickly and there is currently no threat to any students at Meridian Public School. They add that any threat of this nature will be taken seriously and added quickly.
There have been a rash of threats made to schools across the country since the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. Nebraska City, Plattsmouth, Lincoln, Omaha, Axtell, Kansas, and others have all had threats in the last two weeks. No one has been harmed in any of the local incidents.