Juvenile arrested after New Madrid County R1 School District receives threatening social media post

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NEW MADRID, Mo (KBSI) – A juvenile has been arrested and charges are pending after the New Madrid County R1 School District received a threatening social media post Wednesday morning.

At 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, R1 school officials were alerted that a threatening social media post was circulating that had been made by a student Wednesday morning directed toward NMCC High School staff members.

At 7:47 a.m. a juvenile was detained and then arrested with charges pending. No weapon was involved, according to New Madrid County R-1 School District Superintendent Sam Duncan in a post on the district’s Facebook page.

The New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department, New Madrid Police and New Madrid County Juvenile Office were involved.

“Everyone acted fast and worked together to quickly resolve the issue. We appreciate everyone who assisted in this effort,” said Duncan in a post on the district’s Facebook page.

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