BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A 9th grade student has been arrested for reportedly writing a threat on the bathroom wall at Southeast Bulloch High School.
According to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, a 16-year-old girl has been charged with one count of terroristic threats.
School officials and law enforcement were notified of the threat written on a bathroom wall on Tuesday morning.
A deputy interviewed the girl and the arrest was made after.
The sheriff says he is livid. He says threats like this create panic for people on campus and the parents across the community. He wants to send a clear message for anyone thinking about making even a half-hearted threat, be ready for deputies to be on your trail and a jail cell waiting for you.
The sheriff says teens might think of this as a prank to scare classmates. But the time needed to respond correctly ties up law enforcement and frightens parents for the safety of their children. The sheriff says he’s not having it.
“It disrupts the whole day for everybody at that school That''s why I send this message as the sheriff of this county. I will not tolerate it because there’s kids there that want to get an education,” he said.
Sheriff’s investigators turned over the 16-year-old to the Department of Juvenile Justice. No word on whether she’s still in custody or turned over to her parents.
That felony charge of making terroristic threats could draw a sentence of one to 10 years.