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Clarksville Police Department Investigating Student Threat At Junior High

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) – The Clarksville Police Department is currently investigating a threat to the Clarksville Junior High School. Earlier this week ...

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) – The Clarksville Police Department is currently investigating a threat to the Clarksville Junior High School.

Earlier this week police were notified about an email concerning a conversation between two students — one of whom threatened other students in a classroom, according to Larry Boggs, public information officer for Clarksville police.

Boggs says that School Resource Officer Jeremy Hatchett contacted other school officials, the Johnson County Juvenile Office, and the parent of the suspect Monday (Aug. 19)  evening.

The suspect and the parent were asked to come to the Clarksville Police Department for an interview. They were told that the suspect was suspended from school.

On Tuesday (August 20), SRO Hatchett and Junior High Principal Carter interviewed several witnesses to the incident in the classroom.

The Clarksville Police Department told 5NEWS that this is an ongoing investigation and the suspect being held is a juvenile, so no other details will be released at this time. Once the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The Clarksville Junior High and police department are committed to a safe learning environment for all students and are working towards a fast resolution to this incident.

Stay with 5NEWS as we continue following this developing story.