Troy police investigate terrorist threat from student

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TROY, AL (WSFA) - Police in Troy have an investigation on their hands--involving a high school student.

Authorities say a teen made a threat at Charles Henderson High School.  The threat was so severe, police took him into custody.

Junior Qua Daniels says he found out last week a fellow student had plans for last Friday's Black History Month program at the school.

"Word just went around the school that he was going to blow it up," he explained.

Daniels says a freshman student made some serious threats starting about a week ago.

"He was just talking about it and then a teacher heard him, but they didn't write him up," Daniels explained.

Soon, educators and the police caught on.  Authorities say they took the teen into custody a day before the program was slated to take place--on accusations he made a terrorist threat.

Administrators say they're paying close attention to the investigation.

"We just want our parents and our students to always feel that they're in a safe environment," explained Troy superintendent Dr. Linda Felton-Smith.

"The student was not in school [Monday], and until I get some final comments from police, I cannot say what will take place."

At the same time, moms and dads breathe a sigh of relief, thankful nothing happened.

"I don't know what all the kids go through, but I talk to mine, you know, so I can see what they're going through.  But when you hear something like this, of course there's a big shock," said Sharon Daniels of Troy.

When asked if the teen is still in custody, Troy's Police Department simply offered no comment.

The case is now in the Pike County Judicial Court System. Stay with WSFA 12 News for the latest information as it becomes available.

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