Student removed from Sparkman 9th Grade Academy, accused of making threatening statement

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - A student has been removed from Sparkman's Ninth Grade Academy following an investigation by the school and the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Sparkman 9 Principal Martin Hester said the ninth grade student made a threatening statement on Wednesday, November 4.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office had a presence at Sparkman 9 on Thursday morning. (Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

The Madison County Sheriff's Office had a presence at Sparkman 9 on Thursday morning. (Dave Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

"The S9 administration took this very seriously and immediately conducted an investigation coordinating with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  The student involved is removed from campus for the immediate future," Hester said.

Hester said no weapons were found.  The principal did not comment on the nature of the threat.

"Additional security measures are in place. I assure you that the safety of our students is our number one priority, and I want to assure you that Sparkman 9 continues to be a safe place for students to learn," Hester said in a statement.