Published: May 14, 2021


THE MUSCLE SHOALS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MUSCLE SHOALS CITY SCHOOL OFFICIALS BECAME AWARE THURSDAY NIGHT AT 10 PM OF A SCREENSHOT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA REGARDING A THREAT TO MUSCLE SHOALS CITY SCHOOLS. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, POLICE RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY AND BEGAN WORKING WITH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO IDENTIFY THE SENDER OF THE MESSAGE. AT APPROXIMATELY 10:48 PM DETECTIVES WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND SUBSEQUENTLY ARREST A 13 YEAR OLD JUVENILE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MESSAGE. THE JUVENILE IS NOT A MUSCLE SHOALS CITY SCHOOL STUDENT. THE JUVENILE WAS TURNED OVER TO THE JUVENILE AUTHORITIES. THE INCIDENT WAS THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED AND IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THERE IS NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE OF AN ACTIVE THREAT TO STUDENTS OR STAFF.