According to Mobile County Public School System Director of Communications Rena Philips, a social media post threatening a local school was posted on an anonymous texting app called Lipsi. Lipsi is based in Canada.
School officials say the threat never actually named a specific school, but students who attend Theodore High received the text message and assumed it was for Theodore. That message also went to students at other schools. We’ve had calls from parents and students at Causey and Hankins concerned about the threat. School officials say it all stemmed from the same text message originally believed to have been a threat for Theodore.
Police do not know if the threat attributed to Theodore High School was valid, but it is being treated as one.
Sunday, the school system told FOX10 News that Mobile Police made an arrest in the that threat case. We are told the person arrested is a minor who does not attend Theodore High school. That suspect will be charged with making a terrorist threat.
School officials say they tracked the suspect down by contacting officials in Canada and getting the IP address of where the threat originated.
Police are still investigating another threat, allegedly made by a 7th grader at Clark-Shaw Magnet School.
The student allegedly posted “I will come to school Tuesday with an AR-1 if I get rejected one more time.” School officials have been in touch with the parents of the student who allegedly made the threat. Officials said he would not be on the Clark-Shaw campus Monday and authorities are doing a risk assessment on him.