REHOBETH, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 14-year-old following what they describe as a threatening social media post that hurt attendance at an Alabama middle school.
WDHN-TV reports that a youth was arrested early Monday on a charge of making terroristic threats about Rehobeth Middle School in southeastern Alabama.
The teen is described as a former student at the school. The suspect's name has not been made public.
Principal Mark Fairris says officials began dealing with the Instagram post as soon as they learned of it. But he says attendance was very low Monday following the threat.
Houston County School Superintendent David Sewell says both his office and the sheriff's department take every threat seriously.