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School responds to student threat, brings in Sheriff's deputies

COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

Colquitt County School officials say they take any threat regarding guns very seriously. That's why they had Sheriff's officials at C.A. Gray Junior High School first thing Friday morning.

Superintendent Dr. Samuel DePaul called for extra security after he learned Thursday night that a student threatened to shoot another student.

He says all students connected to the threat were taken to the office before school, and no gun was involved, but one student was disciplined.

"The after effect was going on until after lunch," said DePaul. "We had calls saying the school was locked down. The school was [locked down] in period one and it was 1:00. Again that is because of the misinformation that went out."

Officials said the matter was resolved before 9 a.m. and operations returned to normal for the rest of the day Friday.

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