HORN LAKE, MS (WMC) - Horn Lake Police Department took a child into custody over social media threats toward Horn Lake High School.
The threat, a Snapchat picture, surfaced Monday.
The photo showed a gun pointed towards the school. A separate photo of someone holding a large gun was also shared.
Officers later determined that the images were old, but were able to track down the child responsible for it.
He or she was taken into custody early Monday morning and charged with obscene electronic communications and violation of probation through youth court.
That person is in custody at DeSoto County Juvenile Detemtion Center.
DeSoto County Schools increased police presence in light of the threat.
In an email to parents, Horn Lake High School principal, Andy Orr, said police were notified of the threats.