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Kemp Releases Statement on Wednesday Morning’s Hoax Calls Regarding Gunmen on School Campuses

Governor Brian Kemp released a statement on this morning’s hoax calls regarding gunmen at several Georgia schools, including Savannah, Brunswick, and Camden.

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From Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Wednesday morning:

(2) UPDATE: Emergency responders have completed the search of Savannah High School and the Savannah Early College and have given the all clear. The campus has been deemed safe and reports of a gunman at the school are false.

Students are safe and have been moved to a unification point within the school. Any parent who wishes to sign out their child may do so by entering the rear of the school from the Capital Steet side off President Street. There is no entry at the front of the school. Pennsylvania Street is closed. Do not enter the front of the school.

Parents may sign out students at the rear of the school from Capital Steet side near the stadium. Please have an ID with you at pick up. Parent/Guardian identification will be checked at sign out.

Once again, emergency responders have completed the search of Savannah High School and the Savannah Early College and have given the all clear. The campus has been deemed safe and reports of a gunman at the school are false. Campus Police Officers and School Staff will remain on site for the remainder of the day to ensure the safety of all.
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(1) Emergency responders are on site and searching Savannah High School and the Savannah Early College this morning in response to unconfirmed reports of a gunman in the area of the campus. A lockdown was initiated at the school. Emergency responders are evacuating students to a safe unification point while the search continues. There is no information at this time to confirm that the reports are accurate; however, a full response to the potential threat is taking place for the safety of all occupants. Parents will be provided information as to reunification process with students when the all clear is given.


From Glynn County School System Wednesday morning:

(2) Following an extensive search of Brunswick High by our agency law-enforcement partners, no actual shooter or injuries were discovered at the school. At this time, it appears to have been a prank call, as other school districts in our area have received similar calls.

Officers from various agencies will remain at the school until further notice; however, all other schools have returned to normal day-to-day operations. We are grateful for the swift and diligent response of our SROs and partnering agencies as we continue to make every effort daily to ensure the security and well-being of our students and staff. Again, thank you for your time and patience in this matter.
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(1) We wanted to make you aware that our district administration received a report of a possible threat on one of our school campuses. At this time, Brunswick High has been cleared by law enforcement personnel; however, as a precaution, all schools have been placed in a Code Yellow lockdown.

We are aware that several other school districts have also received similar calls this morning and have begun investigations into these reports. We have increased police presence on all campuses to closely monitor the school grounds and student body, so as to maintain a safe learning environment for your child and our school staff.

We will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Thank you for your time and patience in this matter.


From Camden County School System Wednesday morning:

Camden County Schools is aware of the phone call about an active shooter. Please be aware that this is a hoax and there have been no shots fired at the Camden County High School campus. Again, no shots have been fired. There are additional police in place on the premises as a precaution. We cannot be more thankful to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Kingsland Police Department, St. Marys Police Department, FBI, GBI, NCIS, Base Personnel, EMS, and SROs for their quick response.


 

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