Several Georgia High School Students Face Criminal Charges After Distributing False Threats

Multiple students responsible for spreading “falsified, and in some cases doctored,” social media posts referencing a threat to North Cobb High School this week have been identified and will face criminal charges.

North Cobb High School officials in Georgia decided to beef up security on Wednesday after multiple students distributed false, and “in some cases doctored,” social media posts that contained threats.

It is unclear as to what the threat said and as to how many students are responsible. However, Cobb County School districts stated individuals responsible for the threat have been identified and face criminal charges.

In emailed letters obtained by the MDJ, principal Matt Moody told parents a report of a “potential threat” was made on Tuesday morning, but school administration and campus police deemed it without merit.

“The safety and security of our students and staff is always our number one priority. The investigation will continue, and we will notify you if anything changes,” Moody wrote Tuesday.

Moody sent an email Wednesday saying the false threat was distributed through text messages and online as well.

“This image was doctored and is false. The administration found that there was no credible threat to our school yesterday as was indicated by our original email and text message home. School will proceed as normal today,” the principal’s email stated. “Out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased presence on campus from our (school district) police department and the city of Acworth police.”

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