Police are investigating threats made to Mobile schools.
The Mobile Police Department and school system officials say they do not believe threats made to Davidson High School and Theodore High School are credible.
According to a tweet by Superintendent Martha Peek, there will be added security by school resource officers and Mobile Police. She also tweeted that Davidson High School will not allow any outside visitors today.
Peek also adds that the text message circulated online regarding a school threat at "BHS" orignated in Balen, New Mexico, and has no connection to any Mobile County Public High Schools.
The tweet goes on to say that campuses have been checked and that security was in place early Friday and ready for the school day.
The Mobile Police Department says it has been investigating "each of the perceived threats targeting Baker High School, Davidson High School and Theodore High School."
MPD investigators have determined that a threat circulating on social media with the “BHS” name is actually a repost from a high school in New Mexico. "Again, it is not from Baker High School or any school in Mobile County," police said.
Threats made concerning Davidson High School and Theodore High School are also under investigation, police said. "No credible danger has been uncovered at this juncture," an MPD news release states Friday morning. "In an abundance of caution, the Mobile Police Department has assigned patrol officers to Davidson High School and Theodore High School ... and they will join in all of the other efforts already underway to ensure our students, teachers, and citizens are safe."
In Washington County, McIntosh Police Chief Mike Ready tells FOX10 News a McIntosh High School student threatened to "shoot up the school" Thursday. He was arrested Friday morning at the school and confessed to police that he had made the threats, the chief said.
He is a 16-year-old student who is charged with making a terrorist threat. The school is continuing normal operations now. He allegedly made the threats to some classmates, who reported it.
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