Gwinnett police investigating Snapchat school threat

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police stepped up their presence at Grayson High School in Loganville after receiving reports of a Snapchat message that threatened the lives of students.

The principal of the school notified parents of the threat Tuesday morning.

A parent sent Channel 2 Action News a copy of the threat, which read: "Don't come to Grayson high tomorrow cause I'm catching bodies…"


“It’s scary. Like, half the Grayson parking lot was like empty today, and a lot of the Grayson tech kids weren’t there,” said student Griffin Ray.

Casi Lind, a parent who has two kids at the school, said she was surprised to only find out about the incident from school officials Tuesday morning.

“It could happen to anybody, any school, anywhere. Good schools, not good schools, different areas of town, it could happen anywhere,” Lind said.

A spokesperson for the school told Channel 2's Audrey Washington the school is not under a lockdown and that both the district and police are investigating.

The school principal sent out this statement, which read: "While we do not have any evidence to substantiate this threat, we are taking it seriously. We have alerted police and our school resource officers are working with other law enforcement agencies to identify the source of this post."

Still, many students said they are still on edge, especially after the Florida high school shooting Feb. 14

"It's like, becoming more common," Ray said.