New Release from Marshall County Sheriff:
Over the last few days, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Douglas Police Department, have investigated reports of student threats being made at Douglas Schools. We do not take these type of threats lightly regardless of the reasons why they were said. The safety of our students is priority. Today, sheriff’s investigators and deputies arrested a 16 year old student male at Douglas High School. He is charged with making a terrorist threat involving the school, a class C felony. He is being held by juvenile authorities.
During the course of the investigation, we did not believe the students or faculty were under immediate threat or danger. We were able to quickly assess the information and make an arrest today based on the hard work of our deputies and investigators. We will hold students accountable for their actions that disrupts school and related school activities. I would like to say thank you to Douglas Police Department, Dr. Cindy Wigley, Juvenile Probation, and all county school officials that helped today.
Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims