NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
     Special Operations        North Precinct         West Precinct           South Precinct

                         (256) 427-7157            (256) 746-4111       (256) 427-5441         (256) 213-4503    


17-year-old Lee High Student Charged with Making A Terrorist Threat

Huntsville, Alabama (April 20, 2005) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís North Precinct have charged a student with Making a Terrorist Threat. According to Police spokesman Wendell Johnson, Lee High School students notified School Resource Officers that the 17-year-old had allegedly threatened to kill another student. The Officers picked him up this morning for questioning and based upon their investigation, the threat was taken seriously.
Johnson said there were no weapons found and students and teachers were not in immediate danger. The student was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center pending a hearing on the felony charge.