Update 08/29/2023: Police charged 15-year-old David Jerimiah Smith with felony threatening to use a firearm at Bay High School.
After an altercation at school, Smith was seen magnolia avenue with what looked like a long gun.
Police say witnesses heard smith making a threat towards the school.
Officers from the Police Department, as well as several other agencies, found Smith at a residence in the 900 block of Magnolia Avenue.
An AR-15 short barrel rifle-style bb gun was also discovered in his possession.
Smith is charged with a felony count of false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner.
He’s also facing a misdemeanor charge of interfering with school functions.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – Panama City police detained a juvenile after threats were made against Bay High School on Monday afternoon.
At approximately 3:30 pm, Panama City responded to an isolated event and briefly closed off the front parking lot of Bay High School.
According to a Panama City Police Department press release, the school was put on lockdown as a precaution.
Bay District Schools Superintendent Mark McQueen posted on X Monday afternoon that “school is out for the afternoon but we’re focusing on those still on campus for sports.”
The Department detained the juvenile in the 900 block of Magnolia Avenue. The investigation is still ongoing.