CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - UPDATE: The Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Police Department is still looking into a post on social media showing a high school student sitting with a gun, and the words Windsor Forest High School written out just below.
Regardless of the post’s intentions, police are taking it very seriously.
School system leaders tell us someone tipped off the school system anonymously that the picture was making the rounds on social media. The school system confirmed the teen is a student at Windsor Forest High School, and that his parents were contacted immediately. A spokesperson for the school district says sometimes, the natural inclination would be to dismiss some social media posts as a joke, or at least not as a serious threat. However, whoever tipped the district off about the photo did the right thing.
“Any type of potential threat that comes in, whether it be through social media post, a phone call, something left written on a wall...anytime something is seen that causes concern, campus police are immediately called, and they immediately began investigating,” said Sheila Blanco, SCCPSS Public Information Manager.
Blanco pointed out that Board of Education Police Department has its own division that constantly looks at social media feeds to make sure they’re on top of any threats making the rounds online.
We received a photo into the WTOC 24-hour Newsroom Friday of what appears to be a student at Windsor Forest High School with a gun on his desk.
The picture is going viral on social media. The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System tells us administrators were alerted to the post on Thursday. They say the student has been identified and his parents were contacted.
Campus police are investigating the incident. Stay with us for updates.