South Gwinnett student charged in connection with social media threat

Channel 2's Matt Johnson obtained the video that shows the student loading a gun and then saying, "South Gwinnett -- you're next."

A 16-year-old South Gwinnett High student faces charges in connection with a social media threat against the school, the principal said.

According to Channel 2 Action News, the student allegedly shared a video of a clip being put in a gun as someone says, “South Gwinnett, you’re next.” The student’s name has not been released.

“Acts that threaten the well-being of our school community will not be tolerated,” Principal Monique Lee said Saturday in a letter to parents.

Multiple school threats and arrests have been reported recently, including a 15-year-old who is facing a weapon charge after allegedly bringing a gun to a Gwinnett County school earlier this month.

The student was arrested after Lanier High School administrators got a tip he had a gun on campus, Principal Christopher Martin said.

A north Fulton County middle school student made “threats of violence” to other students last weekend, a school district spokeswoman said.

The student at Northwestern Middle School in Milton faces criminal charges and disciplinary action by Fulton County Schools, spokeswoman Donna Lowry said.

Authorities contacted the parents of the student, who will not be allowed on campus, Lowry said.

Threats against schools are taken seriously and disciplinary actions include school and local law enforcement officials filing charges.

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