West Harrison student makes false threat claim
A 16-year-old West Harrison High School student was arrested this morning and charged with the disturbance of a public school session after texting an alarming message to several other students.
Around 10:30, the school’s main building experienced a power outage during which the 16-year-old sent a mass text message saying there was “a shooter at the school.”
Several students that received the message were on board a school bus headed back from a field trip. After notifying their bus driver about the text message, the driver then redirected their route to a different school.
Upon learning the suspect’s identity, the student was arrested at the school and transported to the Harrison County Juvenile Detention Center.
School resource officers advised that at no time were any students in any danger due to a power outage.