Student accused of online threat against elementary school

A Newton County student has been charged after he made an online threat against his school that included a gun, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The 11-year-old made the threat against Oak Hill Elementary School, the station reported. The threat was in a video, which has been taken down.

Officials became aware of the threat Monday, Channel 2 reported. No gun was found at the school after officials conducted a sweep.

Sheriff’s officials charged the student with making terroristic threats with a computer, the station reported. School officials would not say whether the student would return to the school.

“School officials launched an investigation as soon as the alleged threat was reported. The student in question was located and no weapons were found on his person or at the school,” schools spokeswoman Sherri Davis-Viniard said in a statement.

“Students were not in danger at any time; however, per school district policy, law enforcement was notified of the online threat. The child was disciplined according to the rules listed in the school handbook.”

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