Student charged in threat at Grovetown Middle School
GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A middle school student has been detained and charged with making threats in Columbia County.
On Friday after an investigation into allegations of a threat, a student was detained and charged with terroristic threats and acts, after threatening to shoot the school and another student, the Columbia County School System said Friday afternoon.
“All responsible parties will also be held accountable according to the Columbia County School District Code of Conduct,” the district said in a statement. “Threats of any nature, especially against a school or students and staff, are not acceptable and will not be tolerated. We encourage parents to please speak to your children about the consequences of fake threats. Safety of students and staff is a top priority.”
The district encourages anyone who witnesses suspicious activity to contact a school administrator immediately or call the anonymous tip hotline at 706-541-3600.
Some other incidents this school year have also raised alarm in Columbia County:
- On Thursday, a Columbia Middle School student on Thursday brought a personal defense device capable of emitting a low-voltage shock, officials said.
- On Aug. 4, a student at Greenbrier High School was arrested after a gun was found in their backpack, officials said.
- On Aug. 22, Lakeside Middle School administrators received a tip regarding a social media post made by a student threatening gun violence. The student was detained.
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