Arrest Made at Holmes County High School

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

It’s not your typical Friday at Holmes County High School with policemen guarding the entrance, metal detectors examining every student and visitor, and the lack of students in attendance. Only 29 of the 485 students showed up.

Harry Hamilton of the Holmes County Sheriff's Department said, "We have officers here at the school, investigators at school. We've had them here throughout the whole week. We searched the school and didn't find any weapons of any kind."

It comes as a relief because just one week ago a student found a note inside a textbook threatening to kill students on September 29. Since then, investigators have taken handwriting samples from students and used forensics to try and find out who wrote the note.

"I feel confident in what we have accomplished so far. I feel very confident that we will be able to find out who's responsible."

Officers will be at the school's football game Friday night and will be on campus again Monday. Absences Friday were excused, but the attendance policy will return to normal next week.

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