UPDATE: Grand jury doesn’t indict Boaz woman for terrorist threat charge involving school

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Barbara Bowen (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

Barbara Bowen (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff’s Office)

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Boaz woman has been cleared of charges for allegedly making a terrorist threat toward an Etowah County school.

Barbara Beth Bowen, 39, was arrested in January 2015.  She was accused of making a threatening statement on social media toward a local school and faculty member.

“These incidents are taken very seriously in this day and time. Throughout the country there have been many school and workplace crimes of violence,” said Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin. “This case should serve as an example to others that, that it is no joking matter and it will not be tolerated.”

The case was presented to a grand jury, which issued a ‘no bill’ — meaning Bowen will not face trial. The charges are essentially dropped.