Greenbrier Middle School student charged in shooting threat

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Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 11:26 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Greenbrier Middle School student has been charged with making violent threats to kill a student at school.

On Monday, a Board of Education officer was notified of a text message in which a 13-year-old male student made threats toward a 13-year-old female student, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. In the message, the suspect threatened to “do a school shooting” to kill the victim.

“I f****** hate [victim’s name], she’s full of so much bull**** that its not even funny, I hope she gets dragged to hell, gets her eye plucked out of her skull and her skull comes back to me so I can put it on my wall as a trophy! I hate her so much I want to do a school shooting and only kill her, it’ll be worth life in prison to even death,” the message reads.

The incident was reported to the school for investigation and the victim’s mother was advised of the incident.

On Tuesday morning, the victim’s mother contacted the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to press charges.

The incident report states the Sheriff’s Office located the suspect on Tuesday and charged him with making terroristic threats and acts. He as since been released to his parents by a juvenile court judge.

The Columbia County School District gave the following statement on the incident:

“Safety of students and staff is a top priority and threats of any nature are not tolerated. School administrators are expected to appropriately report any violation of the law to local law enforcement. The Columbia County School District works closely with local law enforcement to keep school buildings as safe as possible. Anyone who suspects suspicious behavior can report the behavior to their school administrator, or contact the anonymous tip hotline at 706-541-3600.”

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