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Juvenile threat suspect appears in court

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The female juvenile arrested for making threatening phone calls to two Dyersburg city schools on Tuesday, Dec. 18, appeared in Dyer County Juvenile Court on Tuesday morning, Jan. 8.

A call to the Dyer County Juvenile Office on Hornbeak Street revealed no further information on the disposition of the case. An office representative stated juvenile records are sealed and unavailable to the public.

The 14-year-old girl was arraigned in December on two counts of false reporting. On Dec. 18, she was arrested by Dyersburg Police after it was determined she was the alleged caller of two threatening phone messages to Dyersburg Intermediate School and Dyersburg Primary School. Dyer County Juvenile Judge Jason Hudson determined during a court hearing on Dec. 19 that the juvenile should be remanded to the custody of the McDowell Center for Children until her trial on Tuesday.

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I hope she has learned her lesson.

-- Posted by Chrisbivens on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 2:51 PM

So sad that the times we are living in would ferment this king of behavior in the mind of a fourteen year old. I hope she can get the kind of help that she needs. Makes one wonder whether this comes from a deep dark evil side or this is a cry for help. When I was fourteen all I thought of was fishing, my skates, bike and bb gun. Equally sad that many of the youth today are being robbed of their childhood, by corrupt adults, the hip-hop lifestyle and some television programming and video games. May God have mercy on us and our United States of America.

-- Posted by Mister-D on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 1:15 AM

Amen Mister-D

-- Posted by Danillo57 on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 3:20 AM

Again, I want to thank our school officials who are so caring, giving and mindful of our children each and every day. These folks did their jobs so well on the day our children were threatened, and from my personal observance, the children were quite calm and followed the instructions given them for their personal safety. My five year old granddaughter is a student at DPS and I feel quite safe with what our school officials, our PD, EMS and Fire Department did to ensure that all precautions were taken on behalf of our children. I don't have any desire to see our school personel armed and carrying weapons, that sends an ugly message to our children in my opinion. Hopefully the perpetrator of this ugly deed will be dealt with properly and not allowed back into our society for a good long while. I believe the young girl needs some serious professional help {mentally speaking} and should not be allowed to walk away with nothing more than a slap on her hands.Once again, my sincere thanks to our DPS personel and all our First Responders for their calm thinking and rapid responses to an ugly situation.

-- Posted by DannyeSue on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 6:20 AM

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