The Enterprise Police Department released a statement on Sept. 16 regarding a criminal investigation into a threat made towards Enterprise High School students.

According to the statement, EPD worked with Enterprise City Schools staff and Superintendent Dr. Zel Thomas to investigate a threat that was made on social media on Sept. 15. On Sept. 16, EPD detectives arrested a 14-year old Enterprise High School student at approximately 8:30 a.m. The unnamed student – who is a minor – was charged with making terrorist threats.

“The Enterprise Police Department takes these threats seriously and the safety of our students is our utmost priority,” the statement from EPD read. “We would like to thank the Enterprise City Schools system for their support during this investigation.”

Enterprise City Schools also issued a statement on the school’s official Facebook page.

“At the beginning of school this morning, the individual who made the threatening social media post yesterday was apprehended by EPD,” the statement continued. “There is no longer a threat to EHS or any other Enterprise City School.

“No more information will be released regarding this incident form ECS. We want to thank the individual(s) who shared information that allowed our administrators to work with EPD in their investigation to identify the individual who created this disruption. I also want to thank Chief (Michael) Moore and the Enterprise Police Department for their quick, effective and collaborative response to this situation.”

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