On August 18, 2021, staff at Hueytown High School received a call from an unidentified number advising that there was a bomb in the school. School staff, along with Jefferson County School Resource Deputies acted swiftly to ensure the safety of the students and quickly determined that the call was a hoax.
After it was confirmed that the call was a ruse, School Resource Deputies continued their investigation to determine the source of the call. Utilizing the resources available to the Jefferson County Metro Area Crime Center, detectives were able to identify the caller and execute an arrest.
19-year-old, William Edwards of Birmingham was placed under arrest for making a terrorist threat. His bond is set at $7500.00. Edwards is not a student at Hueytown High School.
Often people make these type threats as some type of joke. With the events that have occurred in schools across the nation, we do not take this type matter lightly. Thanks to the technology available today, we have the ability to track down the source of these type threats rather quickly. We take the safety of our citizens seriously, particularly when it comes to our children.