Valdosta Teen Arrested; Accused of Posting Bomb Threat Online

Posted at 3:49 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 11:17:38-05

VALDOSTA, Ga (WTXL) -- A Valdosta teen was arrested for posting threats to social media, saying he was going to bring a backpack-bomb to school, according to authorities.

Police say 19-year-old Luther Ward posted the message on Twitter without mentioning a specific school or city where this would happen.

Authorities were able to trace the message to Ward, and put out a warrant for his arrest.

Ward turned himself in on Thursday, November 19th. He is being held on charges of making terrorist threats.

"With the attacks against innocent persons all over the globe, any threat to bomb a target or threat to inflict mass injury will not be tolerated. If anyone wishes to make such threats, we will take them at their word and do everything in our power to identity and prosecute them" said Lt. Kari Williams.