More school districts in and around metro Atlanta reported threats Friday and continued to discuss how they plan to deal with them.
In Bartow County, an adult and two juvenile students were charged in connection with threats involving three different schools, officials said.
One student was charged with reckless conduct and disruption of school, and the other two students were charged with felony terroristic threats, according to an announcement.
“No guns were found on any Bartow County campus,” the announcement said.
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In other incidents:
· Extra precautions are in place at two Douglas County Schools Friday after an alleged threat against Chapel Hill High School, officials said. Though Holly Springs Elementary School was never targeted, officials decided to take a better-safe-than-sorry approach because the campus is near Chapel Hill High.
· In DeKalb County, a threat involved Tucker High School, interim principal Robert Williams said.
“The School Resource Officer and administration moved immediately to address the situation,” Williams said in a letter to parents. “... all appropriate measures were taken to ensure the safety of the Tucker High School student body and staff.”
· In Carroll County, police said “several rumors” were posted on social media about threats to area schools. “The Carrollton Police Department is actively pursing every lead and we have NOT found any credible threat,” according to a statement.
All of the threats, which have increased since the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., prompted Fulton County Schools Superintendent Jeff Rose to call a press conference Friday to discuss “safety and security measures,” according to a statement.
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