Lakeside Middle School student detained after social media gun threat

Columbia County School District Police
Columbia County School District Police(Contributed)
Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 10:31 PM EDT
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Columbia County School System said a student has been detained after receiving a tip about a social media post threatening gun violence.

On Sunday, Lakeside Middle School administrators received a tip from the school system anonymous tip hotline regarding a social media post made by a student threatening gun violence against the school.

The district says the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was notified immediately to investigate, and a student was detained. The student was charged by local law enforcement.

School administrators say it “will also hold all responsible parties accountable according to the school district Code of Conduct. Safety is a top priority for the Columbia County School District and Lakeside Middle School, and threats of any nature will not be tolerated.”

School operations will continue as normal for Monday.

The school system encourages anyone that sees suspicious activity to report it to a school administrator or the district’s tip hotline, at 706-541-3600.

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