Coffee Co. teen arrested for school threat

Coffee Co. teen arrested for school threat

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - A teenage boy is in custody, after a violent threat appeared on social media.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office has a charged a 16-year-old male with one count of terroristic threats, threatening an act of violence against Coffee County Schools.

Sheriff's officials were notified just prior to midnight, March 8, that the boy had posted an update to his personal Facebook page stating, "I'm shooting the whole Coffee County School system up tomorrow."

Officers were able to locate the teen at an apartment complex in Douglas, where he was taken into custody shortly after 1:00 a.m.

He admitted to officers he had published the post to his social media page.

He was transported to the Coffee County Sheriff's Office and subsequently transferred to a juvenile detention center.

Coffee County school officials were notified of the arrest around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

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