From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
CENTER POINT – A Center Point teen is in police custody after he threatened to blow up several Jefferson County schools and students.
Deputies were made aware of threats against an area high school on September 21 after a post went up on a social media site.
The following day, threats against another high school and middle school were posted by the same person. The teen threatened to blow up the schools and shoot students, and referred to bombs that were allegedly hidden on the campuses.
Law enforcement said the threats weren’t credible and students weren’t in danger.
After investigation, the posts were tracked back to a 15-year-old boy from one of the schools that was mentioned in the threats. The teen was questioned and he admitted to creating the posts. He told officers he felt like he had been unfairly disciplined, and was trying to “get even.”
The teen was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Youth Detention facility. He’s charged with four counts of making terroristic threats, and his name is being withheld due to his age.