Thursday afternoon was full of angst and stress for students and faculty of two Coast high schools that received bomb threats. D'Iberville High School and St. Martin High School students were both evacuated because of separate incidents involving bomb threats.
D'Iberville High School was evacuated about 10:30 a.m. after a threatening note was found in the bathroom.
A 15-year-old student was arrested Thursday afternoon on a charge of falsely reporting an explosive device associated with a threat, said county Superintendent Henry Arledge.
"We take each threat very seriously," Chief Deputy Clay Jones said. "The children's safety is always the top concern."
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Students waited for about 30 minutes before the bomb squad declared the property safe.
Hours later, St. Martin High School found themselves in a similar situation.
Sheriff Mike Ezell said a call came in at 1 p.m. about a potential bomb threat.
"There is a protocol we go through in situations like this," he said. "We make sure the kids are out, then officials go in to sweep the campus."
Students began being bused back to the school at 2:30 p.m.
Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers announced they are offering a reward of up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for the bomb threats at both schools.
Anyone with information is urged to call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.