Student charged after sending threatening message

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER – A 15-year-old faces a charge of harassing communications after allegedly sending a message that alarmed classmates and their parents.

Hoover police on Aug. 13 were made aware of a Riverchase Career Connection Center student who received a concerning message via iPhone AirDrop, according to a news release from Hoover Police Department.

School officials, school resource officers and detectives launched an investigation that included interviews with several witnesses, and one of those individuals confessed to sending the threatening message.

“Although the threat never appeared to be credible, it caused a significant disruption in school activities, with some parents electing not to send their children to school,” the release stated. “Additional security measures were put in place as a precaution.”

After presenting the facts of the case to a Shelby County Juvenile Court magistrate, a petition was obtained against the 15-year-old, whose name was not released because of his juvenile status.

The suspect will be brought before a Shelby County Juvenile Court judge once the petition is served.