Madison Police: Threat made against Liberty Middle School appears to be hoax

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - Madison Police spent several hours investigating a threat made against Liberty Middle School on Tuesday morning.  They say all evidence indicates the threat was a hoax.

Madison Police have a presence at all Madison City Schools today.   A school system spokesperson said that is standard procedure.

"Whenever a threat is made, we add an extra layer of security at all campuses," said John Peck. "Classes are continuing throughout the day."

Police said early on the information they received did not appear to be credible.  Madison Police Captain John Stringer tells WHNT News 19 the threat came from a person who identified himself as a fictional character from the television show "Breaking Bad."  Investigators are working with the FBI to identify the source. Criminal charges could follow.

School personnel stressed there is not a need for parents to come pick up students, nor are buses there to get ready to transport students elsewhere.

Police say with all threats, officers and the Madison City School System will take appropriate actions to ensure the safety of students and teachers.

Madison City Schools started at regular time today.

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