At one point, elementary school students could be seen evacuating the school, before going back inside.
“We are actively working with the police department to investigate this situation,” the district said in a letter to students. “Students cannot be checked out until the lockdown is lifted. Please do not go to the schools because this will interfere with school safety procedures.”
The district includes one preschool, six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
The lockdown comes after a series of threats was made against schools in Dunwoody. None of those threats were deemed to be credible, officials said.
“Officers will be patrolling the schools throughout the city through the end of this week,” the department said on Facebook. “We will re-evaluate after investigators have an opportunity to follow up on potential leads. We will provide updates if and when suspects are identified, arrested or we have additional information that can be released.”
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The suspect is set to appear in court Friday.