Cherokee County

Bomb threat prompts evacuation, early dismissal at high school in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Officials are dismissing students early at a high school in Cherokee County after the school received an anonymous bomb threat.

The threat was made against River Ridge High School on Tuesday morning. Superintendent Brian Hightower issued an “emergency evacuation” after speaking with local authorities.

All students have been evacuated to the stadium and the gym at nearby Mill Creek Middle School. The school has also now decided to dismiss students early.

”Student drivers who cannot retrieve their personal belongings/car keys will need to make other arrangements to leave campus. Buses then will begin bringing River Ridge HS students home. If your River Ridge HS student is normally a car rider, please report to Mill Creek MS at noon to pick them up,” the school wrote.


Law enforcement are currently conducting a sweep of the school.

River Ridge also canceled all after-school activities. Mill Creek Middle School will dismiss at its normal time.

“We are taking this threat seriously and conducting a full investigation in an abundance of caution.”

The school is asking parents to not call the school or come to campus as officials want to keep the area clear for law enforcement.


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