UPDATE 3:08 PM: Bay Minette Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old former student in regard to a threat made on social media against Baldwin County High School.
The following is a press release from the Police Chief:
The Bay Minette Police Department has made an arrest of a 17 year old juvenile regarding the threat made on social media November 9, 2019 against the Baldwin County High School. The offender has been charged with Making a Terroristic Threat. This juvenile is a former, not a current student of the Baldwin County High School.
Due to the quick work of our School Resource Officers, Patrol Officers, Investigators, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Mobile Office, Baldwin County DA’s Office and the Mobile Office of the FBI Division, we were able to identify and quickly arrest the offender responsible for this criminal act.
We do not take these threats likely and will pursue any individual who threatens our students, teachers administrators, and educational institutions.
We will have additional officers on and around our four school campuses this week to ensure our students and staff feel safe and most importantly are safe.
UPDATE 12:46 PM: Bay Minette Police say an arrest has been made in this case. No further details are available.
ORIGINAL STORY: BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) — Officials at the Bay Minette Police Department say they are investigating after a specific threat was made against Baldwin County High School. Sunday morning a post was made to the Bay Minette Police Department’s Facebook page saying officers were aware of a threat made Saturday night against Baldwin County High School this Tuesday.
Investigators, School Resource Officers, and Patrol Officers are currently investigating that threat. If any new information develops we will inform the public.Bay Minette Police
It is our goal to keep our campuses safe and our children and school administrators free of any fear from violence.
If we determine the origin of the social media post and the individual responsible for making the post, criminal charges will be forth coming.
A screengrab of the threat that’s floating around online reads “Since bama lost to LSU I will be shooting up bay minette High school on Tuesday nov 12.”
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