Man arrested for threats against CHHS student

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Charles Henderson High School was on alert Wednesday until police arrested a Dothan man for making a terrorist threat.

According to Troy Police Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, Kenya Demon Flowers, 22, was arrested by Dothan Police Wednesday afternoon about 1 and transported to Troy to face charges.

Troy City Schools Superintendent Lee Hicks said a 17-year-old student at CHHS who “had words on the phone [Tuesday] night” with Flowers told school officials Wednesday morning that during the conversation Flowers “basically said he was coming to Troy to get her at the school.”

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Once the administration learned about the threats, officials immediately notified law enforcement authorities and the TPD School Resource Officer began working with the police department’s Detective Division.

“When you say that about a school, we put our police in place. Period,” Hicks said.

Hicks said he and other administrators were at the Charles Henderson High School campus, as well as additional police officers, Wednesday morning until Flowers was in custody in Dothan.

“Our presence was more precautionary than anything,” Hicks said.

Flowers was charged with making a terrorist threat and transferred to the Pike County Jail where his bond is $15,000.