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Two students charged with terroristic threats at a Georgia high school

School is back in session in most of Georgia and a school threat has already been reported.

School has started in most parts of Georgia and a high school is already dealing with terroristic threats.

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wilkes County Comprehensive High School regarding a possible threat made against the school on Tuesday.

School administrators received information that two students were planning a school shooting incident.

Wilkes County Sheriff Mark Moore requested the assistance of the GBI with the investigation. Preliminary investigation by the GBI and Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office revealed evidence of a credible threat against the school.

The two suspected male students, ages 14 and 15, were each charged with one felony count of Terroristic Threats and Acts. The juveniles were taken into custody and are currently being detained at the Regional Youth Detention Center in Washington, GA.

The investigation is ongoing. Upon completion, the case will be turned over to the Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Picture credit – County map location of Wilkes County, GA.

Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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