JCSB Working on Plans for Active Shooter Situations

JCSB Working on Plans for Active Shooter Situations

With last weeks school shooting in south Florida, communities are on edge worrying about security.
The Jackson County School Board has dealt with a few instances of their own, this year.

In January, the Marianna Police Department investigated a threat made by a Marianna High School student through a snapchat post.

Last week the Jackson County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a Cottondale High School students social media post toward a classmate.

Law enforcement says that the juvenile was charged with a misdemeanor.

"His threats were directed at one person and through investigative efforts they was able to piece it together enough that I believe he actually got charged with cyber stalking," Lt. Kevin Arnold, Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office.

Last week there was another instance where a student at Sneads High School reposted a viral photo that showed a teenage boy going to school with an assault rifle.

The student has not been arrested or charged at this time.

"We're definitely investigating that case, looking into it, if there's possible charges by all means we're going to file charges," said Lt. Arnold.

Law enforcement met with school officials in a round table discussion, to talk about the security of Jackson County's Schools.

"I think it was a very productive meeting centered around communication and the need for open communication. Our number one goal is to provide a safe environment for our children, and our staff," said Superintendent Larry Moore.

Superintendent Moore said that they are also working with law enforcement on training teachers and staff for threatening situations.

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