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Arrest made in 'clown threat' incident in Beauregard, Opelika area schools

A screenshot of the alleged threat on social media. (Source: Viewer submission/Facebook) A screenshot of the alleged threat on social media. (Source: Viewer submission/Facebook)
Stock image of clown (Source: Wikimedia) Stock image of clown (Source: Wikimedia)
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

A joint investigation conducted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Opelika Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old female Beauregard High School student in connection to recent "clown threat" incidents. 

Due to the student’s age, her identity may not be released.

Law enforcement officials made the arrest at approximately 3 p.m. Central in the Beauregard community.

The student is facing multiple counts of Terrorist Threats involving three schools in the Beauregard community and Opelika High School.

The student is in custody and will be held in the juvenile detention facility pending a hearing in Lee County Juvenile Court.

Terrorist Threats is a class “C” felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $ 15,000.00 fine for an adult convicted of the offense.

Anyone with any information in this case is urged to contact Lee County Sheriff’s Office Investigations at (334) 737-7155 or the Opelika Police Department Investigations Division at (334) 705-5228.

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