Charges follow alleged shooting threat at RHS

By Southern Sentinel

RIPLEY – A 14-year-old Ripley High School student faces Tippah County Youth Court misdemeanor charges of disturbance of a public school after he repeatedly threatened to shoot someone, Ripley Police Chief Scott White said.
The case remains under investigation, police said.
The ninth-grader was taken into custody without incident when he showed up for school Monday morning. No weapon was found. A pistol and rifle owned by his brother were found at the student’s house and confiscated, White said.
The student was released to his mother by order of the Youth Court judge.
School officials declined to say Tuesday if the student had been suspended or expelled from school in connection with the incident.

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