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Student charged for online threat

PHS Threat 10-17-19

photo/Pickens Sheriff's Office 

Social media post made by a PHS student who has now been charged with Terroristic Threats.


     Pickens County Georgia, October 17, 2019: School administrators were made aware of a threatening social media post made by a student at Pickens High School this morning. School Resource Officers were immediately contacted, and an investigation was launched. The post included a photograph that was taken of students in a classroom and software was used to create the appearance two handguns were pointed at the students. The comment made and shared referred to increasing a kill ratio.

     The 16-year-old student is being charged with Terroristic Threats as a Juvenile.

     Sheriff Donnie Craig stated, “A lot of kids may think that they are using social media to be funny and causing no harm, but we will have zero tolerance for threats being made against our students.”

     We are very proud of our students for immediately bringing this to the attention of law enforcement to ensure that our students are safe.