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Teen accused of threatening to kill people at Alabama school

November 9, 2018

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teen is accused of threatening to kill people at a Jackson County school.

Al.com reports 18-year-old Joseph Berg is charged with making a terrorist threat. Jackson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says the Pisgah High School student was arrested on campus Wednesday. Harnen says a student told school officials Berg made comment about killing people on campus. A school resource officer and sheriff’s office investigator began looking into the allegation and arrested Berg when it was corroborated.

Harnen says investigators haven’t found evidence that Berg intended to carry out a school shooting, but the county has a zero-tolerance policy regarding threats. The policy was introduced this year following the shooting that killed 17 people at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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