Threatening Message Written in Lee High School Restroom, School On Alert

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By Ashley Thompson

A mother with children at Lee High School says her kids are scared for their lives after one of them found a disturbing message in a school bathroom.

After Alabama News Network contacted school officials, information was released late Thursday afternoon. But before that, this mother says it seemed like nobody was listening.

A Lee High School student, who did not want her identified revealed, says she found a threatening message inside the girl's bathroom. It reads "I advise all students to not come to school on November 18th. I will destroy all of my enemies on that day."

She tells us it's not just in the girl's restroom, but the message is also written in the boys restroom. Her mother, Marie Bozeman, says she tried contacting school officials several times about the threat but didn't get a response.

"I haven't got an email back from school officials," she says. "I haven't got a telephone call back from school officials, even when I called twice. I haven't got a call back."

Because of that she tells us she doesn't think the school is taking the matter seriously.

"I see so much violence on television, so much stuff happening with school shootings and I can't put my children's lives at risk."

Reporter Ashley Thompson called Montgomery Public Schools officials and they released a statement Thursday afternoon saying, in part "extra security has been put in place at Lee High School and will remain in place while the investigation continues. Making terrorist threats is a serious crime..."

This student tells us the only extra security she's noticed is the use of metal detectors but she says she has little confidence in them.

"The metal detectors are really not working that well," she says. "Because people be having stuff and it don't send out a signal that they have it."

Alabama News Network contacted Montgomery Police to see if they would get involved. An official tells us police are investigating but could not release any other information.

 

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