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The original item was published from 9/21/2022 12:04:37 PM to 12/19/2022 2:51:06 PM.

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Posted on: September 21, 2022


juvenile arrested

On 09/20/2022, the Opelika Police Department Detective Division began investigating a threat to Opelika Middle School that had been posted on social media. The next day, 09/21/2022, law enforcement was made aware of a second threat that was also posted on social media involving the Middle School. Officers responded and safety evacuated the building. Explosive canines arrived and were able to successfully clear the building. During the investigation, a twelve-year-old juvenile was developed as a suspect. The juvenile was arrested on 09/21/2022 on two charges of Terroristic Threats, one for each incident. The case will be presented to Juvenile Court. This case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending.  If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.

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