One day after “threats of violence” were reported at a metro Atlanta middle school, at least five schools or districts in North Georgia said they had some type of disruption Wednesday. One was involved for a second straight day.
North Habersham Middle School: “We have received a report of a bomb threat being called into North Habersham Middle School,” Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said. Officers, fire crews and police dogs were deployed to clear the building. All students were safe and accounted for, he said. Later, officials said, “The school has been cleared and the children were allowed back into the school.”
Banks County High School: “The school system administration is aware of the recent Facebook posts indicating a possible shooting or some type of planned attack,” according to a statement. “At this point, no credible threat has been determined.”
Carroll County: “There are several rumors being posted in social media about threats to some of the schools in the area,” the sheriff’s office said. Officials are “actively pursing every lead and we have NOT found any credible threat.”
Northwestern Middle School, Milton: Principal Charles Chester told parents in a letter, “I am writing you to inform you that after school hours, another student sent an inappropriate social media post out via Twitter. The tweet was reported, and I immediately informed the Milton and Alpharetta Police Departments. ... We have identified the student and notified the parent that the student is not allowed on campus at this time.”
Holly Springs Elementary, Cherokee County: In an email to parents, Principal Donna Bertram said, “A false report was made to 911 today that a parent was on his way to the school to do harm. Police immediately responded and stopped the parent before he entered the school; he was unarmed and told police he only was there to pick up his children. The parent was released and faces no charges.”
Dalton High School: A “threatening” note was found on the floor of a classroom, the Dalton Police Department confirmed in a tweet. Extra police presence will be placed at Dalton High and other area campuses as a precaution since the note referenced Thursday’s date. “We will be working closely with the school to identify the individual that made the threat,” Assistant Police Chief Cliff Cason said.
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