BONIFAY – One juvenile is facing charges after making threats to bring a gun to school and shoot people.
Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 7 p.m. on February 6 from the parent of a Holmes County High School student. The parent stated that a ninth grade male student told her daughter not to come to school the next day because he was going to bring a gun to school and shoot people.
Investigators went to the complainant’s residence to obtain a statement and further details of the conversation.
The investigation then led to the suspected students residence that made the threat to speak with him. The male and his mother were escorted to the sheriff’s office.
The male student disclosed to the investigators there were several students other than himself that could possibly be involved in making the threats.
HCSO worked late into the night making contact with the other juveniles and obtaining statements from them. The investigation revealed only one juvenile made the threats. The juvenile will be facing criminal charges.
The student is suspended from school by Holmes District Schools and will not be allowed back on campus.
There will be extra deputies onsite at HCHS throughout the day for precautionary reasons to ensure the safety of the students and staff.