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Sheriff: No credible threat at Turner Co. school, 200 students taken home


The Turner County Sheriff's Office has determined that a high school student did not make a threat to shoot up the school on Friday.

Sheriff Andy Hester says his investigators talked with two students on Friday morning.

The Sheriff also said some parents have brought their kids back to school after checking them out in the morning.

At least 200 students were taken home after the report, school officials said.

According to Sheriff Hester, it happened after a student became upset and left school Thursday, saying they were being bullied by another student.

But Hester noted that there was no credible evidence that the student made any threat

The school system did request extra security from the sheriff’s office and police department.

The school board member, who was not named, posted on social media there would be extra security at the school as the system wanted to make sure they were doing everything possible to protect the students and staff at the school.

Sheriff Hester said some parents arrived at the school after the report, but told their students that they would not be taken out of school for the day.

Authorities said they would be working through the day to find out everything that happened.

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