Washington County student charged in school threat

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Georgia
Washington County Sheriff's Office, Georgia(Contributed)
Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 8:08 AM EST
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SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A Washington County student has been charged over an alleged threat made at T.J. Elder Middle School on Thursday.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a request by the Washington County Board of Education Police Department to assist in investigating an alleged threat at TJ Elder Middle School.

As a result of the incident, a juvenile was detained and charged accordingly.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said: “We take the safety of students and staff very serious and will always remain a priority.”

Deputies wanted to thank everyone who aided in their efforts to handle the matter as quickly as possible.