School Districts, Police Responds to Rumored Threats

- A Georgia school district is responding to rumored threats going around social media this week.

Many FOX 5 fans have reached out asking about the rumors that have been circulating.

The Haralson County School District released this statement Wednesday evening through their Facebook page:

"The Haralson County School District is aware of the rumored threats aimed at Friday, September 11, 2015. Although the threat is not directly related to our schools we believe that the safety of our students and staff is paramount; therefore, we will have law enforcement officers stationed at each school throughout the day. We are working with local law enforcement to continually ensure the safety of both our students and staff."

The Conyers Police Department released the following statement Thursday:

"You may have seen social media postings regarding potential threats to schools tomorrow - Friday, September 11th. The Conyers Police Department along with Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office have been in contact with Rockdale County Public Schools and we firmly believe these threats are without basis. These 'threats' are not focused on Rockdale County schools and are not limited to Georgia but rumored throughout the United States.

Law enforcement and school officials will remain vigilant throughout this time. You may see increased law enforcement presence in and around the schools tomorrow but be reassured the threats do not appear credible."

The Carrollton City Schools posted the following on their Facebook page:

"A broad-based threat has been circulating on social media since Wednesday evening. Like many things on social media, this non-specific threat seems to be gaining momentum with each passing hour.

The administration and principals at Carrollton City Schools take all threats to our students and staff seriously. Working in concert with Chief Joel Richards and the Carrollton Police Department, Carrollton City Schools will operate normally on Friday, Sept. 11.

Chief Richards will increase patrol units across the campus as an added safety precaution and to assure parents and students.

We anticipate no further action at this time and look forward to a great day of teaching and learning at Carrollton City Schools.

Please call 770.832.9633 if you have any questions.

Thank you for supporting the students and staff of Carrollton City Schools.”


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