Former Student Detained After Social Media Post

Horn Lake, Ms

The Horn Lake Police Department have a male juvenile who is a former Horn Lake student detained after a threatening social media post was discovered.

Horn Lake Police and school officials were notified last night about the Snapchat posts making threats to Horn Lake High School.

In one of the posts circulating there is someone with a pistol pointing out of a car window at what could be Horn Lake High School.

Horn Lake Police Chief Troy Rowell said, “We take all threats seriously and investigate them immediately”.

“We have a former student and his parents here now talking with investigators”.

At this point they are trying to determine if this is a new post or one that was circulating from last year.

The Chief wants to assure students and parents that they are safe and there is no threat.

Horn Lake Police and the DeSoto County Sheriffs Department had extra police presence at the school this morning.

Some parents report receiving a text from the school warning them of the post and letting them know there would be more police on campus today.

This is an on-going investigation.