Another Mobile area student has been arrested in connection to a threatening message posted Thursday to the social media application Yik Yak, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said.
A 14-year-old was arrested Friday afternoon for posting about a possible shooting at an area school. Rich said the suspect appears to have been copycatting an incident that led to heightened security at five area schools on Wednesday. That incident resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old student.
The 14-year-old suspect was taken to Strickland Youth Center and will face a charge of making a terrorist threat, which is a Class C felony.
Rich said the investigators were able to determine where each of the posters were when the threats were made because the app requires users to turn on the location services of their smartphones.
“Both posts were made from home,” Rich said.
Rich didn’t name the threatened school, but said additional on-duty and off-duty security were on campus Thursday.
“There was a lot of time and money expended to make sure the students were safe,” Rich said.