Gun brought to Piedmont High School, arrest made for ‘terroristic threats’

CALHOUN CO., Ala. (WBRC) – A 19-year-old man was arrested Friday, March 16, on the Piedmont High School campus for having a gun and making threats on social media.

The Piedmont Police Department learned of the gun at Piedmont High School through a Snapchat video. PPD says the school went into lockdown Friday after administration learned of the threats.

A search of the school was conducted and the suspect was not found on campus, according to PPD. An investigation determined that Piedmont resident Kenneth Cole Candelario was responsible for the threats.

PPD says a warrant was issued for Candelario due to a terroristic threat and he was arrested a short time later.

Candelario was transported to Calhoun County Jain and given a $10,000 bond and a pretrial date of April 17.

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