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BOE: Woman arrested after threatening to open fire at Grovetown school

A woman was arrested after allegedly threatening Grovetown High School. (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
A woman was arrested after allegedly threatening Grovetown High School. (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 1:32 PM EST
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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Grovetown Public Safety officers have arrested someone after a threat was made against a school.

According to officials with the Columbia County Board of Education, officers responded to a threat made by an adult from a home near a Grovetown school on Wednesday.

All schools surrounding the high school were placed on a "soft lockdown", meaning no one could enter or exit, but all other school operations remained normal.

The person who officers believe made the call was found in a home in the Grove Landing subdivision.

Sheryll Sidell was taken into custody and charged with one count of terroristic threats and acts.

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