Authorities investigating threats against Atlanta area schools

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Threats made against Atlanta area schools have district officials working with law enforcement to keep everyone safe. 

The threats have come in against schools in the city of Atlanta, as well as Gwinnett and Walton Counties. 

A South Gwinnett High School student is accused of posting a threat against the school on social media and is now facing charges, according to officials with Gwinnett County Schools. 

On Saturday, South Gwinnett High School Principal Monique Lee sent out a letter 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. He has been charged with making terroristic threats and will also face disciplinary action from the school, according to Roach. 

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Atlanta Police, the GBI, and the FBI are also investigating threats made against four Atlanta Public Schools. Those schools are Maynard Jackson, South Atlanta, Carver and Washington High Schools. 

APS said the schools have implemented comprehensive safety and security measures and all safety protocols will be strictly enforced. 

In Walton County, the sheriff's office is looking into a threat made against Monroe Area High School. The school said it has taken immediate action and will have an increased security presence throughout the day.