DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old student has been arrested after a threat resulted in classroom absences and extra police at Dothan High School in southeastern Alabama.
The Dothan Eagle reports the youth is charged with making terroristic threats and is being held at the Houston County Diversion Center. The teen’s name hasn’t been released because of his age.
The newspaper reports that police believe the threat occurred on a school bus Friday when a student told friends he planned to “bring a gun to school Monday and shoot someone.”
The school system notified parents late Sunday through an automated call.
Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish says school operated normally Monday, although many students were absent.