Two Arrests in School Bomb Threat

Authorities in Kemper County have charged a male and female student for calling in a bogus bomb threat to Kemper County High School Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Sam Tisdale said the juveniles, whose names cannot be released, were in custody within a couple of ours after sheriff's dispatch received the phone call.

Tisdale said the students said it was an April fool's joke, but the reality is that making a bomb threat is a felony offense, punishable by jail time.

Kemper County schools safety director, Jerome Jackson, said Superintendent Emanuel Beaty commended the Kemper County Sheriff's Department, Dekalb Police, volunteer firefighters and LEMA for assisting in checking the building.

Nothing suspicious was found. Students were evacuated and sent home early.