MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Jackson County schools were in session Monday after a social media threat turned out to be a hoax.
The Marianna Police Department was made aware of a threatening photograph on Monday containing guns and a message for Marianna High School students.
An investigation led authorities to Makayla Curry, a sophomore who allegedly posted the photo in a Snapchat group message.
The photograph contained airsoft guns, not actual firearms, but Curry was arrested and charged with Written Threats to Kill or Do Bodily Injury. She is being tried as a juvenile.
"This could potentially turn into a real bad situation and took up a lot of resources, but thankfully we were able to determine where it came from and with her cooperation, come to a pretty quick resolution," Mariana Chief of Police Hayes Baggett said.
School board officials said the suspect is currently suspended. They said they'll make a decision on her enrollment status in the coming days.