Police search for a student after making a bomb threat - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Police search for a student after making a bomb threat

Major Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department Major Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department
Bill Settle, Assistant superintendent for Thomasville City Schools Bill Settle, Assistant superintendent for Thomasville City Schools
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Investigators are trying to determine who threatened to blow up a Thomasville school. A student found a note in a men's bathroom at Thomasville City Scholars Academy saying there were explosives in the school.

An 11th grade student at Scholars Academy found a note in a bathroom this morning making bomb threats. Officials say he and a ninth grade girl brought the note to the school's director Dr. Graham.

"The note did say there could be some explosive devices here on the campus. It did indicated something about explosive devices which we take very serious" said Major Eric Hampton, of TPD. "We work very close together as we did this morning and we make sure the kids, students faculty, and administrators were taken to a safe area out of harms way" said Bill Settle, Thomasville city schools superintendent.

Administrators contacted police and students were evacuated to Scott Elementary School. All of the schools in Thomasville remained on lock down this morning until students were released this afternoon to go home. School administrators urge any students with information about the threat, to contact them immediately.

"We tip our hat, any time a student has the courage to come forward and report these type of things. So I encourage students to keep doing that and don't fall into the trap of being a snitch and all those type of things that society pressure puts on them."

Police say when investigators identify the student, the suspect could face a felony charge of terroristic threats. No explosives were found.

Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Murder trial hits a snag when witness won't testify

    Murder trial hits a snag when witness won't testify

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:50:30 GMT
    (Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)(Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)

    Monday went quickly for jurors in this case.  The judge dismissed them around noon, after one of the eye-witnesses who is behind bars refused to go to the trial.

    More >>

    Monday went quickly for jurors in this case.  The judge dismissed them around noon, after one of the eye-witnesses who is behind bars refused to go to the trial.

    More >>
  • Woman killed in fall from billboard

    Woman killed in fall from billboard

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:22:17 GMT
    It happened near Loch Laurel Road (Source: Google Maps)It happened near Loch Laurel Road (Source: Google Maps)

    Preliminary investigations revealed the female victim fell from a billboard while conducting routine maintenance, and suffered fatal injury, according to Lowndes County Coroner Austin J. Fiveash.

    More >>

    Preliminary investigations revealed the female victim fell from a billboard while conducting routine maintenance, and suffered fatal injury, according to Lowndes County Coroner Austin J. Fiveash.

    More >>
  • Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

    Lowndes Co. Officials warn community after rabies attack

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:06:43 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Health officials are urging you to be careful around wildlife and stray animals, after a South Georgia family was attacked by a fox with rabies. This happened last Thursday on Cotton Avenue in Lake Park. A man and his dog were attacked by the fox when they went outside their house. Lowndes County animal service employees said the fox's test came back positive for Rabies. "Once someone really becomes infected with the rabies virus and it develops into the disease.

    More >>

    Health officials are urging you to be careful around wildlife and stray animals, after a South Georgia family was attacked by a fox with rabies. This happened last Thursday on Cotton Avenue in Lake Park. A man and his dog were attacked by the fox when they went outside their house. Lowndes County animal service employees said the fox's test came back positive for Rabies. "Once someone really becomes infected with the rabies virus and it develops into the disease.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly