Police tighten security at south Fulton high school after threats

Fulton school authorities tightened up security Friday at a Fairburn high school where a student was killed recently after a football game.

School authorities became concerned at Langston Hughes High School after threats appeared on social media, said Susan Hale, a district spokeswoman. She declined to describe the threats.

“The school learned of a threat made through social media late yesterday and has extra officers at the school today as a precaution,” Hale said Friday. “The threat was targeted toward specific individuals about a separate situation unrelated to last Friday’s shooting.”

Fulton County school police are still looking for two suspects they’ve identified in the shooting of Kristofer Hunter, a 17-year-old student from a College Park high school that occurred last week Friday.

They obtained an arrest warrant Thursday for 19-year-old Antione “Twon” Stephion Battle.They also have a warrant for 18-year-old Eric Dana Johnson, Jr

Battle is described as black, 5-foot-six-inches tall and 150 pounds. Johnson is described as black male, 5-foot-eight-inches tall and 170 pounds.

Police suspect both are armed and consider them dangerous.

Hunter was shot about 10 p.m. on Oct. 3 and died at Grady Memorial Hospital. He was a student at McClarin High School in College Park and had come to the Langston Hughes High homecoming game for a reunion with friends, according to Channel 2 Action News.

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