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Juvenile arrested after threats at school
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Six days after threatening to shoot people at Bradwell Institute a 16-year-old male student was arrested and charged with terroristic threats according to HPD Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs.
According to Cribbs the student was arrested on Nov. 10 without an incident. Currently he is facing charges as a juvenile, so his name has not been released.
The school was on lock down for an hour or more every morning for about a week after rumors spread about a student threatening to bring a gun to school circulated on Nov. 4. That afternoon HPD detectives became involved in the case when 27 people reported they received text messages on their phones warning not to go to school the next morning.
According to Cribbs and Dr. Judy Scherer, superintendent of the Liberty County schools, immediate security measures were put in place to ensure the safety of the students and staff. Each day before class students were checked and a lockdown was in place for the first class period or more.
Cribbs said the threats here were an isolated case, in no way tied to recent threats at Long County High and Effingham County High schools.
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