19-year-old arrested in connection with social media threats to Eufaula schools

EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) - Police have made an arrest in connection with a second social media threat made toward Eufaula schools.

Latrell Vontae Chism, 19, of Clayton, was arrested for making a terrorist threat Tuesday afternoon. According to Eufaula police, Chism will be charged with seven felony counts of making terrorist threats due to the disruption to the individual schools inside the city.

Police said the social media page was named “Shooting Schools” and made a threat that stated, ““Ima blow up Barbour County School System and Eufaula.” The profile picture was captioned with “I’m killing everybody.”

Chief of Police Steve Watkins said no credibility to the post or ability to carry out the threat was found. This week’s threat does not seem to be related a previous social media threat that was made last week.

Chism is being held in the Eufaula City Jail to await a bond hearing. The FBI is also reviewing the incident and federal charges may be pending.

Latrell Vontae Chism
Latrell Vontae Chism ((Source: Eufaula Police Department))

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