JEMISON, Ala. (AP) - A 16-year-old Jemison High School sophomore has been accused of threatening to shoot up the school in postings on his MySpace page.
Jemison police charged the student before midnight Monday with making a terrorist threat. He allegedly compared his plan to the Virginia Tech shooting that claimed 32 lives along with the gunman two years ago. The student, whose name was withheld because of his age, will remain at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center until a court appearance.
Police Chief Shane Fulmer said six fellow students listed on the student's MySpace page were not directly threatened, but were described as people he was having trouble with. A parent of one of the six students alerted police to the threatening messages.