On October 9, 2019, a Clarke County School District (CCSD) student became distressed
during class and made a verbal threat that referenced a weapon. The student was removed
from the classroom and the threat was immediately communicated to the CCSD administration,
who disciplined the student in accordance with the CCSD Code of Conduct. A letter explaining
the incident was sent to parents of students at the school.
The incident was investigated by ACCPD’s Criminal Investigations Division. After investigation, ACCPD issued a juvenile complaint for Terroristic Threats for the student.
Working as partners, the Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County
Police Department take the security of school children and employees seriously and encourage
families to discuss the dangers of weapons and the use of threatening language in school.
Please remind your children to report any weapons or threats to an adult immediately.