Juvenile in custody in connection to Decatur High, Middle school’s threat
DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Decatur High School and Decatur Middle School were on heightened alert Friday morning after a teacher received an email from a former student who made a potential threat.
According to a spokesperson for Decatur City Schools, the Decatur City Schools Crisis Response Team and officers with the Decatur Police Department are on location at the schools. Three messages were sent from a former student threatening gun violence at the high school, according to the spokesperson.
Investigators developed a juvenile boy as the suspect and a juvenile pick-up order was issued on the juvenile for a terrorist threat.
A spokesperson with Decatur Police confirmed that the boy was taken into custody at 4 p.m. in relation to the threats. He will be transported to the Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Tuscumbia pending a hearing.
Due to the threat of severe weather, all after-school activities have been canceled. Extended day will release at 4 p.m.
This story will be updated once further information is released.
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