A threat sent through social media targeting Sequoyah Middle School.

Security increased at DeKalb’s Sequoyah Middle School after threat

DeKalb County School District officials said security was increased at Sequoyah Middle School Friday after someone posted a social media message threatening violence at the school.

The post mentioned shooting up the middle school at noon Friday. It included pictures of young children of color.

“We have contacted DeKalb Schools Public Safety Department, Doraville Police and taking the necessary steps to make sure our students, teachers, staff (sic) will be safe today,” Principal Sedrick Anthony stated in a note sent to parents through email, text and robocalls.

The threat is the latest in several dozen in metro Atlanta since the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where 17 students and staff were killed, and more than a dozen others injured.

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