DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Schools across Georgia were on lockdown Friday after threats of violence. The threats have led to some arrests and have caused fear to rip through communities. All of this on the heels of the mass school shooting in Florida.
In Sandy Springs, a 12-year-old student at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School is charged with terroristic threats, a felony. Police said he made the threat on Snapchat.
"It was a video, he had a cut out of a gun and he was moving it, making it look like recoil from the gun firing and it said you better not come to school tomorrow if you don't want to get shot up," said Sandy Springs Police Captain Forrest Bohannon.
There were social media threats at several other schools including threats on Instagram at Armuchee High School in Rome. Threats on social media against Mary Persons High School in Monroe County.
In Rockdale County, a man was arrested after a post on Facebook said there was an active shooter at Conyers Middle School.
There was also writing on a bathroom wall indicating a bomb threat at Clear Creek Middle School in Gilmer County.
At Miller Grove High School in DeKalb County, ammunition was found near the gym door.
In Gwinnett County, a Lanier High School student was arrested for bringing a gun to school.
Sandy Springs Police Captain Forrest Bohannon says threats like these are nothing to laugh about.
"Kids may be thinking it's a joke or a way to get out of school in order to post some of these Snaps we're seeing, but we as law enforcement have to take every threat seriously," said Capt. Bohannon.
Capt. Bohannon said parents need to talk to their children about what they post on social media and monitor it closely.