9th grader in custody after threat made against Wetumpka High School

Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 2:54 PM CDT
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WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - Wetumpka Police have confirmed that a student has been taken into custody for making terroristic threats.

Asst. Chief Ed Reeves confirms a ninth-grader was taken into custody and is being questioned after a threat was made on social media against Wetumpka High School.

Elmore County Superintendent Richard Dennis said the student made the threat after school last Friday. He said he understands the student made the threat because they were upset at another group of students.

Reeves said no charges have been filed against the student at this time.

Investigators said a school administrator filed a police report just before noon Saturday after a student notified them of the threat on social media.

"Within one hour of receiving the initial report, Wetumpka Police Department personnel were able to identify, locate, and apprehend the juvenile offender," the department said in a statement. "At this time, it does not appear any other individuals are directly involved."

"Any threat made against the school will be legally pursued by the school system," said Dennis.

The incident remains under investigation.

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