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Quitman PD investigates threat after Brooks Co. High School lockdown

Officials with the Quitman Police Department are investigating after a threat was made Wednesday morning at Brooks County High School. (Source: WALB) Officials with the Quitman Police Department are investigating after a threat was made Wednesday morning at Brooks County High School. (Source: WALB)
A threatening call was made that prompted the school to go into lockdown. (Source: WALB) A threatening call was made that prompted the school to go into lockdown. (Source: WALB)
BROOKS CO., GA (WALB) -

Officials with the Quitman Police Department are investigating after a threat was made Wednesday morning at Brooks County High School.

A threatening call was made that prompted the school to go into lockdown. It lasted until 12 p.m.

Four Quitman officers responded to the school to assist the resource officer already in place.

After noon, it was decided to keep the school at a Level 2 lockdown, meaning that classes could continue and students could leave with their parents, but no one would be out in the halls.

The call was made on a cell phone, and investigators are working to track who made the call now.

Officers continued to patrol the area until school was out.

One parent said she was dropping her son off Wednesday morning at school when she saw the heavy police presence and an officer told her to take her son home.

She said the most concerning part about the whole situation was not knowing what was going on.

"Maybe letting the parents know or even somehow an automated message or something letting parents know what's going on," said parent Jessica Rodweller, "I know the police officers do the best they can and I'm sure the school does too."

According to the Quitman Police Chief, making terroristic threats could land you in jail for up to 5 years.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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