Snead State campuses to reopen Tuesday at normal time

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The Claude M. Elrod Science Building, on Snead State Community College's main campus in Boaz, AL (Photo: Snead.edu)

BOAZ, Ala. – Snead State Community College will reopen Tuesday, after being closed Monday due to an online anonymous threat.

As the investigation continues, Boaz and Arab Police say nothing seemed out of the ordinary at the Snead State Community College campuses in Marshall County during the closure.

Last week, the school learned of a threat on a message board that said a shooting would happen at Snead State on Monday, October 19.  Both campuses were closed as a precaution.

Officers from both Arab and Boaz Police Departments patrolled the campuses throughout the day Monday and said they did not see anything suspicious.

Officials were notified of the threat last week.

Snead State released a statement on Thursday, saying the Birmingham Police Department contacted the school to make officials aware of an online threat that says “RIP to all the people that died in the Snead State Community College shooting in Alabama on 10/19/15.” Birmingham Police learned of this through an area “Fusion Center” which serves to notify authorities of online threats.

“It’s still under investigation,” Boaz Police Chief Scott Farish said. “We’re working with other agencies, also the Fusion Center there, looking to see if they can trace back to where this came from to see if we can locate that person for prosecution.”

Boaz Police is working with other agencies in the investigation, and say the person responsible would be charged with making a terrorist threat if arrested.

Arab and Boaz police officers routinely patrol both campuses, and both departments say they will continue to have presence in the areas.

Police say if you hear anything suspicious or see anything suspicious to notify law enforcement.

The college will be open on Tuesday, October 20.