AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Thomson Police Department has made an arrest in connection to the multiple Snapchat threats on Thomson High School.
The police department took to their Facebook page to alert citizens that an arrest of a juvenile was made. The juvenile allegedly confessed and charges are pending for terroristic threats, creating a false alarm, and violation of the gang statute.
Early on Aug. 21, the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office stated on Facebook, “The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office is currently working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thomson Police Department, and McDuffie County BOE Police to investigate the recent threats to our schools. We greatly appreciate the tips received so far and encourage everyone to notify us with any information that you have to assist in the prosecution of the person(s) responsible.”
In a press release on Aug 18, Mychele Rhodes confirms that they are aware of the threat on the Thomson High School and are working with local authorities and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to ensure the safety of faculty and students.
The Snapchat post is believed to be from a year ago but the McDuffie County School System is treating the post as a credible source.
If anyone has knowledge of the threat you are asked to notify the system officials immediately at (706) 214-3538.