A 16-year-old Opelika High School student is in custody after threatening to "shoot up" the school, according to a statement from the Opelika Police Department.
OPD received a report Wednesday night that the teen made the threat online to a Kentucky juvenile while playing an online video game. The Kentucky resident informed his father who then called the FBI.
After locating his address, the FBI and OPD arrested and charged him with making a terrorist threat Wednesday night.
Opelika police said the investigation into the threats did not reveal a credible plan for the teenager's threat.
The Opelika City Schools released a statement on Thursday stating that school functions would continue and that school resource officers would remain in the school as usual.
The suspect remains in custody at the Lee County Youth Development Center pending a juvenile court hearing.
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