A 14-year-old student was charged Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly threatened to fire shots at Beulah High School, according to a news release from the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
He was taken into custody at the high school around 11 a.m. CST Tuesday and charged with making terrorist threats.
Cpl. Van Jackson said the administrative staff at Beulah High School was given a tip on Friday about a student making threatening comments concerning a school shooting. It was reported to the school's resource officers and they immediately launched an investigation into the incident.
"The investigation did not reveal verifiable information until earlier today when evidence was obtained that provided the identification of a specific individual along with facts that established probable cause to make an arrest of a 14-year-old male student," Jackson said in the news release. "This seventh grade student made specific comments to other students about obtaining a weapon and shooting it while on school property. There was never a gun introduced into the school by this student at any time and there are no indications that any other students were involved in this incident."
The case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334.749.5651 or Lee County Crimestoppers at 1.888 527.7847.