South Gwinnett High School student charged with making threat against school

- A South Gwinnett High School student via social media who posted a threat against the school on social media now faces charges, according to officials from Gwinnett County Schools. 

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On February 24, South Gwinnett High School Principal, Monique Lee sent out a letter on February 24 saying in part, "Snellville Police Department along with our School Resource Officer conducted an active investigation resulting in the identification of the individual who made the threat. Law enforcement will be proceeding with appropriate charges."  

Gwinnett County Schools spokesperson, Sloan Roach, said the student who posted the threat is a 16-year-old male 10th grader. School resource officers along with help from the Snellville Police to identify and find the student. He has been charged with making terroristic threats and will also face disciplinary action from the school, according to Roach. 

One parent told FOX 5 News that the letter is very concerning and they are keeping their student home from school on Monday as a precaution. 

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