CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Bootheel high school student is in the custody of juvenile authorities for allegedly making threats against school officials and students on Facebook.

The 16-year-old student at Delta C-7 High School was taken into custody last week. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell says additional evidence has been recovered, but he did not elaborate.

An investigation continues.

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