The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

February 13, 2013

Sheriff probes reports of hit list at Gardendale high school

— GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a Gardendale High School student is likely to be charged with making terroristic threats.

Sheriff's officials Wednesday said in a statement they're investigating reports that a 15-year-old boy had a list of people at the school he was planning on shooting. Sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian says the unidentified boy told some students they were on his list.

Sheriff's officials confiscated the teen's computer to look for any threats or lists involved with the case, and say the teen had no access to firearms. Authorities say no such list had been located.

Sheriff's officials say the teen was removed from school and has been admitted to a hospital for a mental evaluation. Christian says the teen told police he was joking.

1
Text Only
State and Nation
Photos


Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee