Huntsville High School student arrested after making threat to students


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Huntsville Police Department arrested a student after a threatening message was sent to student’s phones, according to authorities.

Lt. Micheal Johnson said the student AirDropped the threatening message to students.

Police said the 14-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct and is being investigated for the threat.

Police also said the threat was not found credible.

Huntsville High School’s principal notified parents Thursday of a threat made against the school, assured them that it has been handled and said there is “no threat at this time.”

The email also asks anyone with information to speak to school staff or use the “Anonymous Alerts” feature on the school’s website.

Here is the letter from Principal King:

Dear Parents & Guardians,

 I wanted to take a moment to inform you of an issue that we are dealing with at Huntsville High this afternoon so you could have accurate information and dispel any rumors.

Our administration received information about a threat made directed at our school. In an abundance of caution, we treat all threats as if they are serious, using all available resources, including our security department and law enforcement, to investigate, and we have identified the source.  There is no threat at this time.

We wanted to make you aware of the situation to keep you informed. Please take a moment and remind your children that making any threat on a public school, business or other establishment is never a joke. The district will impose the strongest penalty possible on the individuals responsible. Ensuring the safety of your children is one of our most important jobs.

If you or your child has any information, please share that with me or my school staff, or use our “Anonymous Alerts” feature on our school website. I appreciate your continued support of a safe learning environment for our students.

Very Respectfully,

Aaron King, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Principal, HHS

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