Parents frustrated with multiple threats made to Byhalia Schools

BYHALIA, Miss. — Families in one north Mississippi town are tired of threats to schools on social media.

Parents in Byhalia say a threat Monday at the high school is the third time this year that the Marshall County School District, including Byhalia Middle School and Elementary have had to deal with it.

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Multiple parents sent FOX13′s Tom Dees a copy of a multiple page post to social media listing students and threatening violence against Byhalia High School. We’ve blurred the names out to protect the students.

The school system said one suspect has been arrested and one parent, who didn’t want her face shown, shared her concern.

“I believe they need to make examples of them and I think it goes back to the home life and the way that some of the kids are being raised and being taught,” the parent said.

One student, who didn’t want her face shown, told FOX13 that having to deal with COVID is enough, but now these threats are making it worse.

“It is one thing with COVID and then we have threats going around that’s making it worse,” the student said. “We have COVID and kids not wanting to come to school, so they feel like they are going to get shot, because you don’t know if it is the person in class with you or riding the bus with you.”

Marshall County Schools released the following statement on Monday’s threats:

“MCSD was made aware of another threat made at Byhalia Schools late last night. The proper authorities were contacted and a suspect has been identified. Since then an additional threat was made and we have authorities on our campuses. We will update as we can.”