Georgia sheriff’s office warns of social media threat made to schools across country

JASPER COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia sheriff’s office said it believes a social media threat made to a local school was also made to other schools across the country.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that multiple deputies are at Jasper County High School as authorities investigate the threat.

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“While the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the matter, there is strong evidence of the same threat being made across multiple schools in multiple districts across the entire United States,” the office wrote.

The sheriff’s office said it “will continue the increased presence on all campuses” until they determine the source of the threat.

The Jasper County Charter System will continue to operate on a normal schedule with increased law enforcement presence at each campus.

“The Jasper County Charter System will continue to work with law enforcement regarding the situation and will communicate any changes to our plan of action as we receive additional information,” the sheriff’s office said.

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As communicated earlier this morning in a social media message issued by the Jasper County Charter System, the Jasper...

Posted by Jasper County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 26, 2021