Coweta County

Woman arrested after threatening to ‘murder everyone’ inside Coweta County school, police say

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — A Coweta County elementary school went into lockdown after police say a woman threatened to kill everyone inside the school following an incident at the bus stop.

According to police reports, 28-year-old Brittany Laparis Arnold was caught on surveillance camera shouting profanities at the monitor on her children’s school bus before letting them on board.

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Later that day, Atkinson Elementary School Assistant Principal Monica Keel and Coweta County bus supervisor Fate Simmons made the decision not to allow Arnold’s children to ride the bus home that afternoon.

When Keel called Arnold to inform her she would need to pick her kids up from school, they were met with more profanity-laced shouting from Arnold, the police report states. It goes on to say that Arnold threatened to jump in front of the school bus and let it hit her before hanging up.

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When the bus arrived at Arnold’s home and the kids were not on board, she called the school and was informed the children were at the school waiting to be picked up.

The report states that Arnold told the clerk that if she “had to find a ride to Atkinson, she is going to break all windows on the bus and murder everyone in the school.” The school was then placed on “code yellow” lockdown.

Deputies found Arnold holding a broomstick in front of the bus on Beverly Park Court and was arrested. The school was returned to normal.

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There is no word at this time as to the charges Arnold is facing.

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