SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Hubert Middle School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after staff became aware of a weapon brought to school by a student.
According to Savannah-Chatham County Public School System officials, a student had a gun. The gun was located and confiscated.
Below is a copy of the alert message sent to parents:
"It isn't a joking matter. No one takes it as a joke at any time, and certainly not following an incident like we saw in Florida a couple of weeks ago. It is taken very seriously and it is such a serious offense that it could result in being expelled from school," said Sheila Blanco, SCCPSS Public Information Officer.
Officials say they are taking all of the threats seriously.
"They immediately began responding to that and investigating that, and in addition, we work with law enforcement agencies and all of our municipalities that assist us in tracking down the source of a threat and determining whether or not it's credible. None have been found to be credible, but they all have to be taken seriously," Blanco said.