An apparent “planned hoax” landed two juveniles in legal trouble for threatening Mary Persons High School in Forsyth.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office worked with Monroe County school administrators after a note threatening the school was discovered Thursday afternoon.
One juvenile was taken into custody Thursday afternoon and charged in the incident as investigators worked to determine if anyone else was involved.
Another young person was charged Friday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
“We do not have any further evidence to believe that this threat is legitimate,” the sheriff’s office posted on its Facebook page.
“We believe this note was used to create the appearance of a physical threat against the school, causing panic among students and staff members,” the post stated.
The sheriff’s office vows to seriously investigate all threats, real or perceived, and prosecute those accountable.