Teen arrested after posting threats against school

Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 18:32:54-04

A Pennfield High School student was arrested after making theats to commit acts of violence at school on Twitter, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The department says around 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, the school received a tip that the 14-year-old boy made the threats on social media.

The school resource deputy was on-site, and able to make immediate contact with the student. As a result, the student was arrested and lodged at the Calhoun County Juvenile Home, the sheriff’s office reports.

The student did not have any access to weapons at the time of the threats being made, and was apprehended within minutes of the tweets being discovered.

The sheriff’s office says no students at the Pennfield schools were in any danger at the time of the incident.