11-year-old charged with making threats to school

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — An 11-year-old boy is facing charges after deputies say he made threats against his school, showed a gun and then posted the video on social media.

Officials did a sweep of Oak Hill Elementary School in Newton County and said no guns were found at the school or on the student.

Channel 2’s Audrey Washington spoke to Newton County sheriff investigators who said they were made aware of the situation Monday.

The video posted on social media has since been taken down.


A school representative did not comment on whether or not the student would ever return to the school.

One parent told Washington she plans to withdraw her child if the student returns.

"I feel like a misdemeanor and just a small suspension and he being allowed to come back to school, I feel just isn't adequate enough," Josh Lee said.

Newton County Schools released the following statement to Washington about the incident:

"School officials launched an investigation as soon as the alleged threat was reported. The student in question was located and no weapons were found on his person or at the school. Students were not in danger at any time; however, per school district policy, law enforcement was notified of the online threat. The child was disciplined according to the rules listed in the student handbook."