Two arrested for making school shooting threat in graffiti

PIGGOTT, Ark. – School shooting threats are taken especially serious in NEA and several suspects just learned this the hard way in Clay County.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department informed NEA Report two juvenile suspects, both boys, were arrested following graffiti found on April 15 at Chalk Bluff. In a news release, the sheriff, Terry Miller, said the graffiti referenced a possible shooting to take place at a school in Piggott.

The sheriff’s department immediately notified the Piggott Police Department and the Piggott School District.

After an intensive investigation, Sheriff Miller reported the individuals responsible for the graffiti were identified and are being charged with Falsely Making a Terroristic Threat. The case will be referred to the Clay County Juvenile Department. Their names have not been released.

Miller noted no overt actions were taken to carry out this threat and his first priority was the safety of students and staff at the school.

The sheriff thanked the Piggott Police Department and the Piggott School District for their assistance.

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