On Sept. 20 and 21, two bomb threats were called into Opelika Middle School, leading to the evacuation of the school on both days and one arrest.
Both threats were made on social media. Law enforcement officials were made aware of both incidents and worked to safely evacuate students from the school.
After explosive canines cleared the school, authorities identified and arrested a suspect, a 12-year-old juvenile. He is facing two charges of terroristic threats, one for each post, with other charges still pending.
Because the suspect is a juvenile, the case will be tried before Juvenile Court.
The investigation is currently ongoing. The Opelika Police Department asks that if you have information regarding this case to contact their Detective Division at (334)705-5220, Secret Witness Hotline at (334)745-8665 or submit tips via their mobile app.
This story will be updated once more information is made available.
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Tucker Massey, sophomore in journalism, is a news editor for The Auburn Plainsman.