Officials investigating after Holmes County bomb threats

Holmes County officials and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) are investigating after multiple bomb threats were made towards the Holmes County Consolidated School District on Wednesday morning.

Bomb threats over the phone were made to Durant Elementary School, Williams Sullivan Elementary School and Holmes County Central High School.

All students were evacuated to football fields off campus and were given the all-clear. Superintendent Dr. James L. Henderson notified all staff and student households to let them know all students were safe.

“Please know that your child is safe. Our children’s safety is our TOP PRIORITY! We are working with the local authorities and the MBI. We have identified the number of the prank caller and an arrest will be made soon. These actions are federal offenses and will not be tolerated in our school district! We will keep you updated on this matter. Thank you for entrusting your child to our care – we will ensure their safety,” said Superintendent Henderson in a statement.

Superintendent Dr. James L. Henderson. Photo courtesy of Holmes County Consolidated School District