Child arrested for making violent threats against students

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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.

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