Student arrested in Madison school threat

Student arrested in Madison school threat
(Source: Raycom Media)

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.

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.

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