Juvenile arrested for bomb threat at SHS
by Emily McLain
Dec 18, 2013 | 2298 views |  0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A juvenile was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with making terrorist threats in connection with a recent bomb threat at Sylacauga High School, according to Sylacauga police.

The juvenile was arrested and transported to Anniston Youth Detention Center.

On Dec. 9, a call was placed to SHS reporting a bomb in the school. Students were promptly evacuated to Legion Stadium across the street as police secured the building, with Sylacauga Fire and Sylacauga Ambulance on standby. Nothing suspicious was located and students returned to class, according to Police Chief Chris Carden.

“Anyone intending to make this type of threat needs to understand that they will be found and they will be charged with a felony,” he said. “I am sure the Board of Education stands with police in saying there is absolutely zero tolerance.”

In an unrelated case, Sylacauga Police arrested Jatimothy Marquise Miller, 22, of Sylacauga, on Dec. 2 for second degree receiving stolen property. Miller was transported to Talladega County Jail and his bond set at $5,000.

Making terrorist threats and receiving stolen property second degree are Class C felonies and may carry sentences of 1-10 years in prison, if convicted.

Any information about a crime should be reported to Sylacauga Police Department Investigations at 256-401-2464 or report anonymously at 256-249-4716.