The time period of the threats has already passed, according to the Perry Police Department.
Charges were filed against a 15-year-old male on Thursday for six counts of first degree harassment and one count of terroristic threats. The arrest was made after the juvenile male made threats of physical harm towards six juveniles who attend Perry Middle School and their families via text message.
The report was made on Wednesday and the suspect is currently in custody of Juvenile Court authorities, according to a press release from the Perry Police Department.
The press release from the Police Department states that, after an investigation, a suspect was developed from interviews conducted by the School Resource Officer and school officials and it was determined that the suspect threatened to commit the acts of violence on school grounds.
The suspect was identified by a witness on Thursday morning and officers were able to detain the suspect and file charges against him.
Due to a delay in the reporting of the threats, the time period of the of the threats have already passed.
"Quick action and collaboration ensured that the security and safety of students and staff were not compromised," stated the release signed by Police Chief Eric Vaughn and Perry Schools Superintendent Clark Wicks. "Perry Community School District and Perry Police Department take all threats involving students and staff seriously and work in conjunction to resolve matters quickly."