FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Classes have resumed at Tharptown High School after the second bomb threat at a high school in northwest Alabama caused students and staff to evacuate Thursday.
Law enforcement gave the ‘all clear’ to Tharptown students and faculty after sweeping the school just before 2:00 p.m.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest in this case, too. A 17-year-old Tharptown High School student is charged.
Tharptown: Franklin SO has arrested a 17-yo THS student for making a terrorist threat.
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Students and faculty were taken to the football stadium sometime after 11:30 a.m. when the threat was reported.
The threat at Russellville High School earlier in the day came through the social media app Yik Yak, police said. A 16-year-old Russellville student is charged in that case.
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