A child is in custody after they allegedly threatened to harm students at a local middle school.
Tuesday night the Carthage Police Department was notified of a possible threat of violence toward students at the Carthage Junior High School for Wednesday.
After interviewing witnesses and obtaining evidence from cell phones detectives linked the threat to a student who was enrolled at the school.
Authorities arrested the juvenile shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday at their home.
The suspect was taken to a juvenile holding facility to await action by the court.