15 Year Old Arrested for Threats Against Area Schools

Publish Date: September 30, 2016
Written by: Sheriff's Office
Categories: Arrest | Schools

Birmingham, AL 09/30/2016

A Center Point teen has been charged with four counts of making terroristic threats. On September 21 deputies were made aware of threats against an area high school that had been posted on a social media site. The following day threats against another area high school and a middle school were posted by the same person. In the posts the teen threatened to blow up the schools and shoot students. The post referred to bombs that had been hidden on the campuses. Deputies quickly determined that the threats were not credible and no students were in danger.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Division, Special Investigations Division, and Intelligence Unit began working on the case immediately. Detectives were able to track the posts back to a fake social media account that had been created by a 15 year old male student from one of the schools that had been threatened. The teen was questioned by detectives and admitted to posting the threats. He told investigators he felt that he had been unfairly disciplined and was trying to get even. The teen was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Youth Detention facility.

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