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Student arrested in Madison school threat

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MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

Madison police have made an arrest in a school threat.

On Monday, police received a tip on its Text To Protect Tip Line regarding a possible threat against Bob Jones High School.

Madison police officers, detectives, and school resource officers investigated the tip and identified a juvenile suspect. The student was arrested Tuesday and charged with making terrorist threats.

Because the suspect is a juvenile, no further information was released.

The number for Text To Protect is 256-604-2345. Students are encouraged to use the confidential tip line to report threats or suspicious activities.

Madison County Schools sent the following statement Wednesday:

Yesterday, Madison Police began investigating a case at Bob Jones. The investigation was in response to a tip that came in through the school district’s anonymous tip line. No weapon was involved. An arrest was made. At no time were students in danger.

It is an unfortunate incident, but we are grateful the tip line worked. We encourage anyone to come forward with any safety concern, whether there is a threat against others or an individual posing harm to himself or herself.

In light of all the recent school safety concerns, I wanted you to know and assure you that we are diligent in doing all we can to provide a safe environment for our kids. All of our schools have safety plans and those plans are under constant review.

This was second known threat toward an area school this week. A shooting threat at Buckhorn High School was made Tuesday. Read that story here.

Also on Wednesday, students in Madison County and Albertville were caught with guns in their vehicles.

[READ MORE:Madison Co. High student removed from school after gun found in vehicle]

[READ MORE: Albertville High student arrested after gun found in locked vehicle at school]

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