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Decatur police plan to arrest suspect behind school bomb threat

The suspect is not in Alabama

Posted: Aug 14, 2019 3:36 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2019 3:51 PM

The Decatur Police Department is planning to arrest the person who called in a bomb threat to Austin High School on Wednesday.

Morgan County 911 received a call with the bomb threat about 12:15 p.m., said Emme Long, police spokesperson.

Multiple units responded to the school, which was placed on lockdown. No bomb was found, and the scene was cleared about 12:44 p.m.

Long said detectives identified the suspect behind the threat as an out-of-state individual, who had previously harassed a specific student at Austin High School.

Warrants are being obtained for the suspect’s arrest, said Long.

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