A Clarke County middle school student faces four charges after threatening social media messages were found, authorities said.
The 13-year-old girl faces three counts of terroristic threats and one count of disruption of a school, Athens police said in a news release Friday. Her name was not released because she’s being charged as a juvenile.
The school district and police were notified Oct. 30 by a parent about the threats made on social media, the release said. It’s unclear what specific threats were made in the posts and which schools were threatened.
Police determined there was “not an immediate threat to the schools,” the release said.
On Thursday, detectives obtained a juvenile complaint against the student, charging her with the four counts.
“Working as partners, the Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department take the security of school children and employees seriously,” the release said. “We encourage families to discuss the dangers of weapons and the use of threatening language in school and on social media. Please remind your children to report any weapons or threats to an adult immediately.”
The school district told AJC.com it had nothing to add to the police department’s release regarding the incident.
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