Five bomb threats creating chaos in Cullman County

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Cullman Middle School (Cullman Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. – Since Aug. 16, there have been five reported bomb threats locally at schools and the Cullman County Courthouse.  

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Communications Director Chad Whaley said this is an ongoing investigation and diligent attempts are being made to identify who is making the threats.  

“With technology continually growing in advancement, it is becoming increasingly difficult with spoofing devices, apps and burner phones to track these people down,” Whaley said.  

Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said the sheriff’s office is leading the investigation on the threats involving the county and the Cullman Police Department is leading those that have occurred in the city.  

Gentry confirmed that the FBI is also involved in the investigations and are tracking down IP addresses in connection to the bomb threats.  

They have not confirmed any physical leads at this point.  

The initial threat came to Cullman High School on Monday, Aug. 16 after 8 p.m. The second was also to Cullman High School on Thursday, Sept. 2, around 7 p.m. The last was Friday, Sept. 3 to the Cullman County Courthouse Friday morning which led to a full evacuation of the premises.  

The fourth and fifth threats came Tuesday, Sept. 7, just after 2 p.m. at Cullman Middle School and West Point Middle School.  

Look for updates in future editions of The Cullman Tribune and on CullmanTribune.com. 

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