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.