MPD investigating threats to local schools

School system says 1 person has been arrested
A graphic of school threats.
A graphic of school threats.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 8:40 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 10:45 AM CDT
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UPDATE: A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with social media threats made to several local Mobile schools, according to Mobile police and a Facebook post from the Mobile County Public School System.

According to MPD, two of three juveniles detained Tuesday in reference to possibly originating the threats have been released.

The 15-year-old, who is not an MCPSS student, is charged with making a terrorist threat and has been taken to the Strickland Youth Center, police said.

A Facebook post from the Mobile County Public School System. reads in part:

“The Mobile Police Department has arrested an individual for making a social media threat to Murphy and Baker High Schools as well as unnamed elementary schools. MCPSS worked closely with law enforcement overnight to make this arrest.

“The individual, who is not an MCPSS student, was quickly identified and detained, and was not an immediate threat this morning. Yet out of an abundance of caution, the mentioned schools were notified, had law enforcement present, and implemented safety protocols.”

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EARLIER STORY:

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile Police Department is investigating threats circulating on social media involving several local schools.

Authorities said three juveniles have been detained for their possible involvement in originating the threats.

The schools include Murphy and Baker High Schools, as well as unnamed elementary schools, according to authorities. Once the investigation is complete, a determination will be made on what charges are applicable, MPD said.

Protocols have been followed to increase safety at schools while the matter is investigated, authorities said.

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